Hi all, this spring I added 8 chicks to our small flock of 6. My babies were one by one decimated by Mareks it was horrible and we lost our favorite 3 yo hen. Things seem to have stabilized, the only two spring chicks who survived have started to lay and everyone else seems very healthy (knock on wood!) My question is I'd like to add chicks next spring, I plan on having them vaccinated, will this absolutely protect them if my birds are now carriers? They will be separated for a couple months regardless from my flock. Also I have a few bantams and wanted to add a few more but they don't vaccinate them because they are so tiny I guess? If I add unvaccinated bantams are they surely to get the virus? Thanks for any input, Mareks is awful and I can't go through that heartache again.