vacines...?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by spoolin, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. spoolin

    spoolin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 10 chickens, and i saw in the search about vaccines, is it necesary? i just want to be on the safe side. and what should i get?
    thank you spoolin
     
  2. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Get Merek's Vaccine if the hatchery offers it or you are able to do it yourself. I know a lady who lost a flock to merek's Disease. It is not that uncommon around here. She said it was awful and she will never get chicks without it now. I also fed medicated feed to my chicks because they didn't offer the vaccine against Coccidiosis in the winter.
     
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  3. spoolin

    spoolin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so just mereks? were can i get that?
     
  4. Im4dabirds

    Im4dabirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard somewhere that they are supposed to be vaccinated for Mareks in the first day after hatch. Can you do it once you've received your chicks when they're 2-3 days old?
     
  5. spoolin

    spoolin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you do it on like 4+ monthe old chickens?
     
  6. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    On the Poutrysite.com there is this info: Information on poultry diseases, or where to obtain vaccines, call Dr. Eva Wallner-Pendleton at the Veterinary Diagnostic Center, (402) 472-1434.

    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/articles/377/small-flock-vaccination

    I believe the vaccine to do it yourself comes in large quantities. Check around or go in on it with someone if it is only available that way.
     
  7. spoolin

    spoolin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you for the awsome info. !
     

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