? about Marek's vaccinated chicks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by seminolewind, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I got day old vaccinated chicks. They lived in my house for 3-4 weeks. Then on my patio for 2 weeks. Then moved to a disinfected shed with LITTLE contact with Marek's carriers possibly on my shoes at 7 weeks. I'm trying to slowly introduce them to my Marek's exposed area.

    How long should I wait till I let them outside separated by a fence from my flock? Or with the flock?

    Anyone have successful integrations?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    If they are vaccinated why are you worried about Marek's?
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Quote:I had a nightmare this summer and I am terrified to lose them.
     
  4. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope someone answers your question! I can't think of anything but maybe giving them something too boost their immune systems. Like vitamins and maybe some garlic... I might sound crazy but its just my idea. I hope all goes well with them for you! [​IMG]
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Still looking for a few answers. [​IMG]
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Unless you have some wimpy breed, chickens were meant to be outdoors. Let 'em go. Vaccinated birds are protected.
     
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  7. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

    I would wait at least 4 weeks after vaccination but keep in mind the vaccination is not a 100% The birds are still able to get it. The vaccination helps but no garentee.
     
  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Quote:Thanks, you all make me feel better. Red, these chicks were vaccinated and quarantined for 7 weeks .

    Chickencanoe, good point. They are hardy breeds, Speckled Sussex and a Barred Rock.
     

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