Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lillybaby, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. lillybaby

    lillybaby In the Brooder

    Jul 16, 2007
    I have six hens I adopted at 6 weeks of age from the FFA students at the high school where I teach. The girl who had them said that the five buffs had their "shots", whereas the one red-sex linked did not. Should I vaccinate the remaining chick? What "shots" was she talking about?

    My apologies if this question has been answered many times before the more experienced. I searched, but couldn't find a post that gave me the answer.
  2. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    None of mine got shots, but I am feeding medicated feed (which would nullify the shots)

    I wouldn't do the shots....
  3. robin416

    robin416 Songster

    Feb 6, 2007
    One of the injections could have been for Mareks, the others are too numerous to list. Medicated feed has nothing to do with innoculations against poultry diseases, that's just to help their systems to become accustomed to cocci.

    Contact her, ask what she's talking about. If her chicks came from a hatchery then they more than likely were innoculated against Mareks.

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