Vaccines and prevention?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Peeps298, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. Peeps298

    Peeps298 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am still new to raising chickens as i just started to get my first eggs and have only had hens a short time. I may have already asked this and if so i apologize. Does anyone out there vaccinate their birds on a regular basis? Mine were supposedly vaccinated from the hatchery I purchased them from for a variety of ailments. Is this something that should be done on an annual basis? Also, has anyone ever had concerns out there of salmonella in their home grown eggs or other bacteria and such?

    Thank you in advance, just want to be sure I am doing everything correctly.

    Ed:)
     
  2. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ed,
    Backyard birds tend to be salmonella clean. However, it is really no big deal. Just cook the egg and there is no problem at all. Oh, and don't eat rare chicken! lol
     
  3. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As to vaccinations.

    Most don't, because it is just too expensive. Most vaccines come in a bottle for 150 or more chickens. Once opened that's it.

    Also, some vaccines are live and you must do them every year and to every new bird on the place or you'll have problems.

    Just easier to cull the sick ones.
     
  4. Peeps298

    Peeps298 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you kindly for the info. Most appreciated.
     

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