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Do breeders vaccinate chicks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Vickis Girls, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Vickis Girls

    Vickis Girls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know if breeders vaccinate for Marek's? If not, is it rude to request it?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Some do. It would not be rude to request or ask if they do. They'll let you know if they are interested.

    You could do it when they arrive if they don't. Every day after hatch, the effectiveness diminishes but it can still work.
     
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  3. Vickis Girls

    Vickis Girls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I don't know if I could do it, don't know if a Vet would, and don't know if the chicks could travel to get vaccinated if it's cold out.
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

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    It's not expensive or difficult. You may miss a couple but so do the hatcheries so it isn't 100% effective even if you pay someone to do it.
     
  5. Vickis Girls

    Vickis Girls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, thanks for your vote of confidence! I guess if I absolutely have to be the one, then I can probably do it. I found some really good instructions online.
     
  6. bluebirdnanny

    bluebirdnanny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Vickies Girls: Where did you find the directions?
     
  7. Vickis Girls

    Vickis Girls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, bluebirdnanny!
    I haven't had to do this yet, as the chicks haven't arrived. Hope this is the right link: http://poultryone.com/articles/mareks-html I know it's the right place, but I'm just not sure about copying and pasting, seems like I know very little about computers as well as chicks. Good luck. If it doesn't work, let me know.
    Vicki
     

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