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can i mix vaccinated chicks with non vaccinated 1 yr olds?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wildorchid053, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Songster

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    i keep seeing about marecks and don't know if i should order chicks that are vaccinated.. will it affect my other group when i mix them?
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2010

  2. The Chickens' Maid

    The Chickens' Maid Songster

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    Personally, I don't believe it would affect them, but I don't know for sure. When we ordered chicks, we opted out of the vaccination.
     
  3. Pampered Hen

    Pampered Hen Songster

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    Mixing your vaccinated youngsters with non-vaccinated birds will have to affect on either group - if both groups are Mareks free...
    Looks like you have suspicion that one of your hens is affected. I would not introduce new chicks to your home/coop if you have infected birds as the disease spreads rampantly.
    According to an article, it takes about 10 days for the vaccination to take effect. By that time your new birds might have already contracted the disease...
    Here is a bit more on the issue: http://www.shagbarkbantams.com/page9.htm
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2010

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