l would not buy a young bird older than 40 days, but to each his own.Ok, I have read and saved the Thread on shipping Birds so I know to ship birds older than 28 days. But here are my questions:
1. I do not like prisoners, so how old is too old for a young bird to be moved to a new loft and then will not home to the new loft?
2. Since I would be shipping or receiving young birds, what vaccines, worming, and meds should the bird have before it is shipped?
3. If the Birds are wormed and vaccinated, before shipping; but I not sure the received bird was treated, would it be safe to quarantine and treat the bird a second time at the receiving end also?
4. I know I should quarantine a new bird for at lease two weeks and look for any illness, but should I give any meds during this time also, even if it is a young bird?
vaccinations for ybs are paramyxo virus,paratyphoid and pox, some breeders do it some don't.
you can worm again, but you really should know if the bird was vaccinated, If you don't know I would wait and give them in 6 months.
as far as giving meds, only if the bird is sick and treat for that illness, otherwise you are medicating for no reason and that is not good, acv in the water and good feed and grit is all they should need, vitamins in the water or extra greens are good for them too., you don't want to forget about lice/mites, you could dust them just in case, but that is the only thing I would treat even if I did not see anything as it is topical.