Vaccination Guide for Kienyeji / Indigenous Chicken
Mode of Adminstration
Mainly for commercial hatcheries
Dissolve vaccine powder in water according to instructions
Eye drop or Drinking water
Administer eye drop or dissolve vaccine powder in water according to instructions; repeat after two months
6 weeks (It is done on Day 21 in HIGH Risk areas)
Use a vaccine applicator to puncture the wing web and apply the vaccine
Administer vaccine directly into the breast muscle
Dissolve deworming medication in water according to instructions
NOTE: Do not vaccinate sick chicken.
Here are some additional details on how each process is done:
Mareks: This vaccine is administered subcutaneously, which means that it is injected into the loose skin on the back of the chicken's neck. The vaccine is usually given in commercial hatcheries to prevent Marek's disease, which can cause tumors and paralysis.
Gumboro: The Gumboro vaccine is usually administered via the drinking water. The vaccine comes in a powder form that must be dissolved in water according to the manufacturer's instructions. The chickens will drink the water and receive the vaccine orally.
Newcastle disease: The Newcastle disease vaccine can be administered either via eye drops or through the drinking water. For eye drops, a small amount of vaccine is dropped into each eye of the chicken. For drinking water, the vaccine is dissolved in water and the chickens drink it.
Fowl pox: The fowl pox vaccine is administered via a wing stab. A vaccine applicator is used to puncture the wing web and apply the vaccine.
Fowl typhoid: The fowl typhoid vaccine is administered via an intramuscular injection, which means that it is injected directly into the breast muscle of the chicken.
Deworming: The deworming medication is usually administered via the drinking water. The medication comes in a powder form that must be dissolved in water according to the manufacturer's instructions. The chickens will drink the water and receive the medication orally.