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Vaccines for hens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MuscovyMad, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. MuscovyMad

    MuscovyMad Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2010

    I was just wondering if anybody here vaccinates their hens against salmonella and if so what product they use and a rough price?

    I figured if i'm giving my eggs away to other people i should probably vaccinate as i don't want to inflict salmonella on them. I've never had a problem with salmonella in my eggs. Or any other disease in my flock.

    However i figured it's best to keep on the safe side.

  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    There is no Salmonella vaccine, last I read. Fortunately, salmonella is fairly rare -- and store bought eggs are as likely to carry it as yours.
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2012
  3. MuscovyMad

    MuscovyMad Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2010
    Ah. Thanks.

    I read up a little bit on it and it seems the main culprits are rodents and wild birds introducing it to the flock. Luckily i have a farm cat with my hens which keeps the birds and rodents away. And the hens get to free range over a large area so their environment doesn't get particularly dirty.

    So i'm hoping all of the above will mean my hens are at a minimum risk of contracting the disease anyway.

    Thanks again
  4. Albanese07

    Albanese07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2012
    Actually I think all hens and eggs carry sominilla.

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