- Nov 9, 2009
I hatched some heirloom chicks in an incubator from eggs I gathered in my Barnevelder flock. One of the chicks had a crippled leg from the day it hatched, and I assumed it would die. Much to my surprise, he survived, dragging his leg around behind him. These chicks are now 7 weeks old, and I've been reading up on Marek's Disease and wondering if a chick can have it when it hatches from the egg. Does anybody know?