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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by questions543, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. questions543

    questions543 Songster

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    Hi im just getting 5 hens.
    Should I bother getting them vaccinated from diseases? If yes, wich ones?
     

  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    It's really up to you if you want to vaccinate your birds or not. You might consider what diseases are prevelent in your area and vaccinate for those diseases. Here where I live, some people vaccinate against fowl pox due to mosquitos carrying the virus. Personally, I dont vaccinate. Here's a couple of links for you to take a look at:
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps030
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vm062
     
  3. Albanese07

    Albanese07 Chirping

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    I've recently done a lot of reading on this and I only have 4 chickens. I'm vaccinating for Mareks and fowl pox. We have ALOT of misquotes here!
    It's up to you but the vaccines are pretty cheep on firststatevet.com .
     
  4. BullChick

    BullChick Not who you think Premium Member

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    Thank you for adding a place to get cheaper vaccines. My chicks are only a week old, and I am leaning towards "no". I at least know where to go in the future.
    FYI to people that don't know. A number of places make you buy a minimum of 500 or 1,000 vaccines. Thus a big reason for smaller farms to not vaccinate.
    Thanks again!
     
  5. itsthelaw37801

    itsthelaw37801 Chirping

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    Could you call a vet to get the vaccines? We only have 12 chickens. I would like to vaccinate, but we are unsure of what we are doing. Our birds range from 1 that is 1 year old - 11 that are 6 months or 4 months. Plus, we have 11 guineas that are 4 weeks old. Any advice would be appreciated.
     

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