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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 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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

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