chicken diseases???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Everett500, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Everett500

    Everett500 In the Brooder

    Aug 7, 2011
    I plan on getting chickens this spring and im not sure whether or not to vaccinate them? I plan on ordering them from murray mcmurrays chicken hatchery. also there has never been any chickens on our property, is there a need for vaccines for mareks disease and new castle and such chicken diseases?????

  2. williamsl77

    williamsl77 Chirping

    Sep 15, 2011
    If I remember correctly with Mareks, if you get it, you can't have birds on your property again for at least a year. I think New Castle is less common in the U.S. That being said, I would myself probably vaccinate against Mareks.... I'm just saying this off the top of my head.... that's how I would make my decision... look up the disease... see how common it is where and what the consequences are... then decide.

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