Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by In2Ice, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. In2Ice

    In2Ice Chirping

    Jan 5, 2012
    When you order chicks from a hatchery like Murry Mcmurry are the chicks vaccinated against diseasees such as coccis? Mine have been on medicated starter mash but I am now switching them to non-medicated crumbles. They are 6 weeks and have been kept in my garage but it is time to put them outside. It is in the low 70's here during day and low-mid 40's at night

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    When you are moving them on the ground is not the best time to switch to nonmedicated, IMO. It won't hurt to feed crumbles a while longer, if that's what you can get that is medicated. Cocci live in the soil. Some areas have a lot, some little.

    Some hatcheries vaccinate and some don't. Murray McMurray does offer both Marek's and coccidiosis vaccines, but unless you specified to vaccinate yours, they were not. It does cost a little more.

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