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Does Marek's immunity go from hen to egg?

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I have 18 chickens (15 hens, 3 roos) and I will be hatching some eggs from them this year.  My flock was all vaccinated for Marek's by the hatchery when I got them.  Does this immunity they received transfer to their babies? Or will I have to vaccinate the chicks? I will be hatching and brooding in the house.  Sorry if this has been answered somewhere before, I've been searching and couldn't find this question answered.

 

Thank you!!

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The immunity does not pass to the chicks, you will need to vaccinate them. 

The Mareks vaccine has to be administered within 24 hours of hatching. 

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ok, thank you. I thought so but I wanted to check.

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