A disease so bad I'll have to get rid of all my girls???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wheatnroses, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. wheatnroses

    wheatnroses Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 18, 2010
    I had an appointment yesterday and while I was waiting my turn I was visiting with a man ( about chickens of course ) who told me that he so enjoyed his birds until they developed that disease ( he couldn't remember the name ) that there is no cure for except to get rid of all his birds for several years. I'm horrified, I've never heard of such a thing. Does anyone know what this terrible disease is and what might cause it and for heaven sake how do I prevent it???? Any help with this would be appreciated.
  2. potato chip

    potato chip lunch-sharer

    Could it have been Marek's disease? That sounds pretty bad, and here they give the babies innoculations against that.

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