Vaccination & Barn Practices Information:
Due to additional concerns about Avian Flu (AI), we are testing for Avian Flu (AI) prior to them leaving our bio-secure barn. We vaccinate for strains of Newcastle disease and Bronchitis virus, mixed together. We vaccinate for A.E. (Avian encephalomyelitis) also known as Tremors. And the chicks are vaccinated for Mareks disease at the hatchery. We also perform blood work testing to check antibodies in our pullets to ensure the healthiest birds possible. It is standard practice for the hatcher to laser beak trim all hens. This is a practice for hens going into a commercial setting, is painless for the hens, and does not impact their health or productivity. Our hens are also tested for salmonella prior to selling them, our barn tests multiple times a year as a standard practice.