Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chocobroc, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Chocobroc

    Chocobroc Chirping

    Jul 13, 2010
    Eastern, NC
    Newbie here still researching before I dive into becoming a chicken mommy... Anyway I have a question on vaccinations.

    I'm going to have a small personal flock. Will be purchasing day old chicks. I've read that vaccinations are not necessary for small flocks and where you won't be introducing new birds or having large flocks. In my area, the diseases are not common. Is is better to be safe than sorry? What if I decide to get more chickens later?

    What is everyone opinions on vaccinations??

    [​IMG] I have no clue...
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    I hatch my own chicks, and always vaccinate for Mareks. It's prevalent in every state, so I figure, best to be safe. I've seen Mareks birds get ill &'s not pretty.
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Good question! I also have a small flock (19 chickens). Only about one third have been vaccinated for Mareks, because I had it done at the hatchery, but then I forgot about vaccinating, and the rest were not. Plus, I bought some from a private breeder. Sooo, everybody is fine.

    I think you'll be fine too.[​IMG]

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