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    1 y/o hen died of Marek’s. Should I sell my unintroduced pullets to save them?

    Thank you, I really appreciate the condolences. I’m assuming the two new hens I bought last year are carriers. Either that or my oldest hens have been carriers this whole time and it hasn’t appeared in any other bird until now. Or perhaps I carried it in on my clothes/shoes from the feed store...
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    1 y/o hen died of Marek’s. Should I sell my unintroduced pullets to save them?

    Right right, I don’t like the idea of it either for that reason. And since I started off a few years ago with adult unvaccinated hens, I decided to not mix vaccinated birds in.
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    1 y/o hen died of Marek’s. Should I sell my unintroduced pullets to save them?

    Thank you both for the quick responses! I’ll be honest, this was my favorite hen and I’m absolutely devestated that she passed so quickly. The thought of doing a necropsy on her makes me ill, so I opted not to. Her symptoms were all classic Marek’s - the sudden onset leg paralysis, partial wing...
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    1 y/o hen died of Marek’s. Should I sell my unintroduced pullets to save them?

    Long story short: I found one of my hens yesterday unable to walk, and after spending the night at the emergency vet, it’s been determined that she most likely had Marek’s. She passed away in my arms earlier this afternoon. I have two sebright pullets, about 12 weeks old, who have not been...
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