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I have a question - I have chicken but I have lost 8 out of my 10 to Mericks disease - and it looks like I will lose the other two as well - so my question is how do I clean my chicken coop so when I get more chickens they do not get this disease?  How long should I wait before getting more chickens????

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Hello Anita and welcome to BYC!

 

I am so sorry you have lost birds to Mareks disease. It is a horrible disease that will wipe out entire flocks. Mareks is everywhere all across the globe. So it is not easy to remove it from your grounds completely. You might ask this question in our emergency section for answers from those that have had to remove it. And I do suggest you get birds that have been vaccinated for Mareks. The vaccine doesn't prevent Mareks, but it usually gets them through it without dying. 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

 

Good luck Anita. I know how hard this must be for you and I hope you can somehow get your grounds clean enough to bring in new birds. :hugs

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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Nice to meet you Anita. Put Marek's threads, in the search box, you can read all about it. The lady that started the "Derpella, the weird salmon faverolles" thread has written an excellent thread about Mareks and she did everything she could think of to safeguard her flock, etc.

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Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

 

All the best

CT

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Hi welcome-byc.gif Anita

Glad you could join us here! Sorry to hear about your losses to the dreaded mareks hugs.gif
Here is a popular thread on mareks ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/741957/not-an-emergency-mareks-in-the-flock

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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