Vaccination Schedules for Layers & Noilers

Vaccination is very important in livestock production, especially in poultry production. Poultry farmers should vaccinate their flock (broiler, pullets, layers, turkeys, duck, geese, etc.) against diseases to avoid losing them to these diseases and prevent high financial loss.

Vaccination, in addition to proper farm hygiene and sanitation practice, enables you as a farmer to prevent diseases from taking over your flock, allowing you to get the best out of your animals and also producing wholesome or safe meat for human consumption.

Any vaccination program must be designed according to the prevalence of diseases in the region or country and the specific needs of the target farm for laying pullets. Therefore, if a farm has a history of coryza, pasteurellosis, or an incidence of infectious bronchitis variant viruses, for example, it will act accordingly. And this has to be scheduled well in advance and applied on the rearing farm, where future laying chicks are produced and transferred to the multi-age laying farms.

Read: 12 Common Poultry Diseases and How to Deal With Them

A well-rearing chick must have protective antibodies against infectious agents present on the target production farm in order to be immune to field exposure. Under normal conditions, a good vaccine immunization during the rearing period provides solid protection throughout the laying period, as long as it is accompanied by basic biosecurity measures and good management practices.

The control of rodents (rats and mice), insects (red mites) and wild birds, and ammonia with good ventilation in the house, is decisive.

Read: Disease Vaccines – Everything You Need to Know

Vaccination Programme for Layers

The vaccination schedule for Layers is as follows:

Day 1Marek's DiseaseGiven at the Hatchery
Day 9-14Newcastle Disease (NDV)Drinking water, eye drop
"Infectious Bronchitis (IBV)Drinking water
Day 14Gumboro/Infectious Bursal Disease (IBDV)Drinking water
Day 28Gumboro/Infectious Bursal Disease (IBDV)Drinking water
Week 4Newcastle Disease (NDV)Drinking water or eye drop
"Infectious Bronchitis (IBV)Drinking water
Week 8Fowl poxwing web jab
"Avian Encephalomyelitis (AE)wing web jab
Week 9Infectious Coryza 1Intramuscular
Week 10-11NDV (Komarov Strain)Intramuscular
Week 12Infectious Coryza 2Intramuscular
"Infectious Bronchitis (IBV)Drinking water
Week16LaryngotracheitisSpray or eye drop
Week 17ND + IB + EDS (3 in 1 Vaccine)Intramuscular

Vaccination Programme for Noilers

The vaccination schedule for Noilers is as follows:

On Hatch DayMarek'sRispense + HVT & ND-B1Given at Hatchery
Day 1-51Antibiotics + VitaminsMegadox-N or Oxy tetracyclin + UltravitWater
Day 11Infectious BronchitisIBH 120Beak dip
Day 51Beak Trimming + Vitamins
Day 921st IBDGumboroWater or eye drop
Day 122NewcastleLasotaWater
Day 1632nd IBDGumboroWater
Day 284NB + IBMa5+Clone 30Water
Day 325Fowl PoxFowl PoxWing Web

Source: Amo Farm Sieberer Hatchery Limited (AFSH)

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9 thoughts on “Vaccination Schedules for Layers & Noilers”

  1. Good day Sir.
    Pls how and where can we get all these vaccines mentioned in vaccine schedule for both BROILER and NOILER chickens?

      • Sir my noila 7 weeks now just started dying one after the other about 6 again this morning. I noticed watery dropping and wings down ,loss of appetite too pls what can I do

        • You can add polidine to their drinking water to reduce the mortality rate while we check for the real cause of the death. Back to the real issue, watery dropping and droopy wings. Hence, there is a need for a post-mortem examination. But try administering broadspectrum antibiotics such as DOXY-GEN 20/20 WSP by Kepro.

  2. Great article!! It was impactful, please can the noilers chart be used for agrited birds ? If yes is it the same administration if you only want to rear for 4 weeks* thank you


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