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Did you vaccinate for Marek’s?(new baby chicks)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Going Quackers, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    We are getting some Ameraucana chicks in about Mid June... I neglected to add in the vaccinate option obviously I still have time too.

    Did you vaccinate your chicks? I have only 4 coming and they will be the only chickens, the other poultry here are ducks(all Muscovy) They are not being housed together either as i have several drakes.

    Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    This year I had my chick orders vaccinated, but in years past I never did. The only reason I had these vaccinated is because most of them are to be sold. My own personal birds I never have as I've never had the disease show here before.

    Still, if ever it does show it's pretty well untreatable and often fatal. If you are not bringing birds in and out and you practice good biosecurity chances are good it will never be a problem.
     
  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks. No these ones are just for us, I don't intend on having more than the 4 chickens(yes I know about chicken math lol) but in all seriousness we have 8 Muscovy and one of them that is sitting on about a 1/2 dozen possible additions, so the 4 chickens will be more than enough for us.
     

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