Wanted: Photo essay on Marek's vaccination.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Intheswamp, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If anybody is bored, looking for something to do with that nifty digital camera, and just happen to be vaccinating some chicks for Marek's...I'd love to see a photo essay on the equipment, process, etc.,.

    Just a thought, [​IMG]
    Thanks!
    Ed
     
  2. Ryu

    Ryu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've got two hatches this week, I'll see what I can do. It would be a three person project.
     
  3. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That'd be great!!!

    I'm curious about the 3-person requirement...one to take pictures, one to give the vaccination, and one to....? Something tells me that vaccination is a two-person job...and there's one of me. [​IMG] Looks like I might need find a willing soul to help. [​IMG]

    Ed
     
  5. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    i am doing mine for the first time on thuresday if I can I will document it, I am not afraid of needles and I have vaccinated cats before so I am hoping I dont stink at it. I will be doing 4 week olds 8 weeks, and day old and 2 day olds so it should be interesting
     
  6. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yelp, I'd see that page...good info, but more detailed pictures and processes would be nice. I am stickler for details. [​IMG]

    Ed
     
  7. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    well here it is video to come

    get chicken

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    spread the feathers away

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    wipe with alcohol

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    place needle under skin

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    lift skin slightly to make sure that you are under it and not in anything else you can see tip of needle under skin

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    dispense fluid

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    all done [​IMG]

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  8. CTChickenMom

    CTChickenMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did this by myself for the first time nearly 4 weeks ago with 15 chicks. The vaccines come with a small bottle of the vaccine itself and a larger bottle of the dilutant. They get mixed together.

    The directions I had said they should be vaccinated at the hatachery or at 4 days old, I did 4 days. The toughest part is parting all the down. I held the chick in my left hand facing away from me; I used my index finger over the top of their head to keep their head down and with my thumb, parted all the fuzz. It was only .1 cc per chick so it isn't much and I only had a few that were really wigglers! A vet said I could use the same needle for all 15 chicks. I used needles I purchased from my pharmacy that were a very small gauge.

    I'm glad Mareks vacs don't have a booster. I couldn't imagine doing them now (though it would be much easier to part feather vs. down and the necks are larger). I'm gearing up for the one month Newcastle booster.
     
  9. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    Last edited: Apr 23, 2009
  10. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    I was in a weird situation I had to do some that were over a month old and others that just hatched today. I didnt have enough money to do them all at different times and did not know enough to do the older ones when I should have. I am nervous now about the new hatched chicks I did I hope they will be ok [​IMG]
     

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