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Can you raise Marek's vaccinated chicks and non Marek's vaccinated together?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MNFowl, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. MNFowl

    MNFowl Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 29, 2014
    Tomorrow we are getting our three chicks from the feed store. They are Marek's vaccinated. Due to an unforeseen disaster, we lost one chicken, and would like to get two more chicks to keep the flock the same size. We found some chicks we could get today, but they are not vaccinated for Mareks. Would combining the non vaccinated and vaccinated chicks cause a problem?
  2. 0wen

    0wen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2016
    Southwest Virginia
    Vaccinated birds can be housed with non-vaccinated birds just fine.
  3. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

    Jan 17, 2013
    absolutely they can be housed together. Remember the vaccinated birds do NOT HAVE MAREKS DISEASE.even though the Mareks vaccine is a live virus IT IS NOT THE MAREKS VIRUS. it's made by a turkey virus that gives immunity . but IT IS NOT THE MAREKS DISEASE. The vaccinated birds will NOT SHED A MAREKS VIRUS TO OTHERS BECAUSE THE VACCINE IS NOT THE MAREKS VIRUS. Do be careful of other vaccines because there are other live virus vaccines that WILL shed the actual virus. for this reason personally I only give the Mareks vaccine.
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  4. twisted-acres-farm

    twisted-acres-farm Porter herd bull for my Yaks Premium Member

    Jul 1, 2011
    Dickinson, North Dakota
    [​IMG] very well said
  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 13, 2011
    Are the new chicks from a hatchery, or someone's home flock? I would want to be sure that the new babies aren't from an infected flock. Mary

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