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Marek's Vaccination for bantams?

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Thread Starter 

Sorry if this is in the wrong section.

I'm considering ordering chicks from My Pet Chicken, and get 3 or 4 Silkies in my order. Only problem is that they don't vaccinate their bantams, including silkies. I don't know of any hatchery that does vaccinate bantams, or they don't say so on their website and the hatcheries probably don't have a low minimum on chicks. Is it okay to not have vaccinations on Marek's if it's just a small number of silkies?

post #2 of 9

Whether its a bantam or not, it can still contract Mareks. If you have had it in your area, you need to have them vaccinated or do it yourself. I have a tutorial on my website on how to do it.

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http://www.silverpulletpoultry.net
Colorado Poultry Association
www.freewebs.com/coloradopoultryassociation
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post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

Oh, I didn't mean it like that.
Some people say that it's not a big deal if you don't vaccinate for Marek's if there's just a small number of chickens. And also I thought that you could only vaccinate at one day old, so once the chicks are shipped, wouldn't it be too late?

post #4 of 9

I ordered bantams from Ideal and they were vaccinated.

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Originally Posted by Quella 

Oh, I didn't mean it like that.
Some people say that it's not a big deal if you don't vaccinate for Marek's if there's just a small number of chickens. And also I thought that you could only vaccinate at one day old, so once the chicks are shipped, wouldn't it be too late?


Anyone know if they can be vaccinated after 1 day?

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               ৲(⎠    ~Renée~ *MyHints* NPIP&AI 48-0346 Incubation Cheat Sheet ~t~ SickPage ~f~

 (`-.     _.-⎠̸   I dream of a society in which no one questions a chicken's motive for road crossing. 

*` (_.}  ,' Orp~Ameraucana~Azul d'Oro~d'Uccle~Konza~Aubergine~Banty Cochin~Marans~Rock~Copetóna~

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Thread Starter 

I'll go look at Ideal, thanks!
Can they be vaccinated after one day?

post #7 of 9

If they have not been exposed to other birds or their previous cages, yes you can vaccinate them. Best to do it soon as possible.

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post #8 of 9

Whether vaccinating is a big deal or not depends on who you ask.  There's quite a few including me that don't vaccinate at all.  There's a long thread I think somewhere in the chick section of the forum on opinions and reasons to vaccinate or not.

post #9 of 9

last year I got reg sized hens and some silkies my 1st chickens they vaccinated the reg chickins and not my silkies or batem I kept them all together  and they were fine I don't think I would vac. my chickens ever again but that's me!
It's your choice .

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