What and when to vaccinate?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by eggcited2, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. eggcited2

    eggcited2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are three weeks old (will be 4 weeks on July 12). I ordered them vaccinated with mareks, but what other vaccinations do I need to give them? And at what ages? Any other meds or things I need to keep on hand and give on a regular basis or just have on hand for problems?

    Thanks for any help
     
  2. Airplaneguy57

    Airplaneguy57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good question I'll give this a bump.
     
  3. MMPoultryFarms

    MMPoultryFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you dont need to give them any medications at all until you have a problem that consists of needing medication, But some good ones to keep on hand are sulmet, ( i prefer Corid over Sulmet) Duramycin -10, Asprin, Peroxide, Apple cider vineger, Triple anibiotic ointment, Toothpicks, and Vitamins and electrolytes. hope this helps If you need any more advice feel free to pm me.
     
  4. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls are going to the vet tomorrow for an eval and recommends from the vet regarding shots. I'll pass along what I'm told there to you. [​IMG] I've never owned chickens before so I'm trying to get a professionals opinion; make sure there are no problems I haven't noticed in addition to getting them the right vacinations.
     
  5. maurerwerks

    maurerwerks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chick-in-the-burbs - how many do you have? I'm imagining them all trooping into the vets in a little line [​IMG] how you do get them there? what do the dogs and cats who are waiting think when they see a bunch of chickens waddling in? OK - I'll stop now...[​IMG]
     
  6. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] I have three little EE chickies; about 4 days old. I live in suburbia so I didn't want to test the neighbors too far on the first try. We actually have an avian specialty vet in town so it shouldn't be much of a problem. They still see cats and dogs but they are THE destination for anyone with a bird in the city (probably in the county for that matter), so I'm sure they're used to it. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. eggcited2

    eggcited2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I have three little EE chickies; about 4 days old. I live in suburbia so I didn't want to test the neighbors too far on the first try. We actually have an avian specialty vet in town so it shouldn't be much of a problem. They still see cats and dogs but they are THE destination for anyone with a bird in the city (probably in the county for that matter), so I'm sure they're used to it. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] :wee

    Are you by any chance close to St. Louis? I ask because there is really good avian vet there and he also sees dogs and cats besides birds. He is the top guy in the St. Louis area.

    Your description sounded so much like Dr. Kersting.​
     
  8. maurerwerks

    maurerwerks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow - an avian vet - I'm jealous!! I live in rural NH and have no idea where I'd have to go for a specialist. Our local large animal vet doesn't even know that much about goats (which we have) - he's great with cows and horses. Although, he personally has a flock of over 100 geese, so he must know something about birds.
     
  9. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, not St Louis. Colorado Springs, Dublin Vet. [​IMG] Though it's good to know there is an avian vet at St Louis, we might get stationed at Leonard Wood at some point.
     
  10. bonder

    bonder Out Of The Brooder

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    Our large animal vet was out vaccinating the horses today so I asked if he "cared" for chickens at his practice. His reply, "Well, with chickens, there's not much to do. They are either dead or alive. By the time you realize one is sick, it's probably too late to do much for him." Gee thanks, Doc! He is great with the horses and the stray dog we found this morning, though.
     

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