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I have eggs that will hatch in 3 weeks, I want to protect against Meraks.  Should I vaccinate or feed medicated  food.   W had 6 hatch a few months ago and feed them Medicated food and they are doing fine.  The only reason I ask as we had a few birds drop dead, I'm thinking from worms and not meraks.  Just want to know what everyone thinks before I order the Vaccine.

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Well, the vaccine is for Marek's. The medicated feed is to prevent coccidiosis.

Marek's is a virus, coccidia is a protozoa.

Two completely different things.

So you could do both or neither.

I don't vaccinate or use medicated feed and I hatch about 100 chicks a year, more or less.

Never have and probably never will. But it is an individual choice. Some people that have lost lots of birds to Marek's vaccinate religiously.

I truly think medicated feed is unnecessary with good management.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 10/12/15 at 12:40pm

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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