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Ghdp

  • Joined Aug 2014
  • Conwy
non vaccinated birds
« on: September 14, 2020, 08:31:57 pm »
I have been offered (ie to buy!) three non vaccinated but apparently healthy bantam hens. Are bantams not usually vaccinated before sale ( these are for sale at £20 each)
No idea what is normal. our hens have usually cost us around £30 each at POL and are vaccinated

landroverroy

  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: non vaccinated birds
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2020, 09:13:48 pm »
 In my experience only commercial breeders vaccinate their birds. I've only ever bought off small private breeders and never had any that were vaccinated, nor ever done any of my own.
Rules are made:
  for the guidance of wise men
  and the obedience of fools.

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: non vaccinated birds
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2020, 09:40:47 pm »
If you introduce vaccinated birds to an unvaccinated flock you run the risk of loosing your non-vaccinated ones, so better to not have them vaccinated. I now don't buy in any birds at POL, just get a new cockerel most years and breed my own replacements. I

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: non vaccinated birds
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2020, 09:59:22 pm »
^ Yes, that's exactly what happened to us. The vaccinated POLs we bought were all perfectly healthy, but a week after mixing them together post quarantine, our existing home-bred birds all came down with mycoplasma  :( .


I think it's best not to mix vaccinated and un-vaccinated if you can.
"All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: non vaccinated birds
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2020, 07:35:06 am »
^ Yes, that's exactly what happened to us. The vaccinated POLs we bought were all perfectly healthy, but a week after mixing them together post quarantine, our existing home-bred birds all came down with mycoplasma  :( .


I think it's best not to mix vaccinated and un-vaccinated if you can.


Yep, we found out the hard way as well.....

 

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