Chickens: Vaccination of chickens

Like any other pet, chickens need regular vaccinations. This helps to prevent the occurrence of diseases that poultry are susceptible to.

The main and most common of them are:

  • bronchitis;
  • bursitis;
  • salmonella;
  • rhinotracheitis;
  • coccidiosis and many others.

For the vaccination of chickens, both laying hens and broilers, a special schedule has been developed that must be followed in order to protect your pets from the disease and serious, possibly long-term treatment in the future.
There are two types of bird vaccinations. The first is an injection, the second is the addition of “drugs” to drinking water. Chicken owners must strictly adhere to the vaccination schedule.

The first vaccination is done on the first day of the birth of a chicken. It protects the chick from the threat of Marek’s disease. On the same day, or the next second day, salmonella vaccination is done. On the fifth or seventh day of life, the chicken is vaccinated against coccidiosis. Twenty days after birth, the chick is injected with drugs that protect the body from infectious bursitis and repeat this procedure after another eight days, that is, on the twenty-eighth day of the life of the chicken.

At five weeks old, the chick is vaccinated against Infectious Bronchitis and Newcastle Disease. A week later, enterica is vaccinated against salmonella. At seven weeks, preventive treatment for mycoplasmosis is carried out. At the eighth, tenth and eleventh weeks, drugs are administered to prevent the occurrence of infectious bronchitis, at the ninth week of life, the chick is prevented from infection with infectious rhinotracheitis, and at the tenth week, they are additionally vaccinated against Newcastle disease. At thirteen weeks, chickens are vaccinated against infectious encephalomyelitis, at fifteen weeks – against mycoplasmosis and salmonella enterica. Finally, the chicks are injected with anti-Newcastle disease, E. coli, infectious bronchitis and egg drop syndrome before being sold.

By vaccinating chickens in a timely manner, their owners protect their pets from diseases that are most common among poultry. Vaccinations also allow you to get better products, and increase the productivity of chickens.

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