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What is "mareks" disease

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Curious as to what the disease is and when ordering poultry, to have them vaccinated for it. it's not very much more to have it done so is it that important??

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Mareks is a type of chicken cancer per say. It creates tumors inside the body in some forms, or can affect the eyes etc. It would be worth vaccinating...but remember it only prevents tumors from forming that kill the bird, not really the illness itself and any bird you bring in would need to be vaccinated from then on as well.
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Living and working on a Zoo farm - 300 plus chickens, fancy pigeons, Sebbies geese, turkey, crested ducks, peafowl, ornamental pheasant and ducks, Black swans, Egyptian geese, African Crowned Cranes, Emu, fainting goats, mini zebu, mini horses,mini donkey, alpacas, llamas, horses, 5 Great Pyrenees and a cat.
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post #3 of 4

Yes, vaccinate.  I've lost almost 20 birds in the past few years. 

I have a bunch of information at the bottom of my posts.

RUNS WITH CHICKENS               

 

            Marek's FAQ  Nambroth's really BIG one!

 

            How to send a bird for a necropsy    by Casportpony

         

             Poultry-Pedia                

                    

        

                                            

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RUNS WITH CHICKENS               

 

            Marek's FAQ  Nambroth's really BIG one!

 

            How to send a bird for a necropsy    by Casportpony

         

             Poultry-Pedia                

                    

        

                                            

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Thanks, I'll remember that next time i order chicks!
 

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Its a SAD SAD Day... Stupid city council :( GOOD news for you is you can have my chickens!!!!!! JUST follow these 2 EASY steps! PM me or send me an email at nickhooyer@yahoo.com
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