- Jul 29, 2021
So, I am a newbie and apparently have done it all wrong. First off, by going big instead of going home; I started with 45 birds. I did finally finish my permanent coop, way after I had to build an intermediary pen bcuz the chicks grew astronomically seemingly overnight, but now that they are finally safe from racoons, hawks, and my own livestock guardian dogs, my first mixed flock (a combo of day old hatchery chicks & 3 local breeders) have a respiratory infection. After 3 deaths I did two necropsies and am confident the ones that died had wet pox because of the white bumps along the trachea and the very enlarged tissue at the top of it. The others I originally identified seem to have dry pox and many are already improving. How do i know who to vaccinate for fowl pox? The ones that don't seem sick? Is it ok to vaccinate after they recover/have been exposed? I have 12 juveniles and 15 two day old baby chicks (also separated from each other.) How should i treat/vaccinate my hodge podge??? I so wish i was just posting the "which gender is this" pics that drew me to this site.