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Does Marek's immunity go from hen to egg?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jen Powell, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. Jen Powell

    Jen Powell In the Brooder

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    I have 18 chickens (15 hens, 3 roos) and I will be hatching some eggs from them this year. My flock was all vaccinated for Marek's by the hatchery when I got them. Does this immunity they received transfer to their babies? Or will I have to vaccinate the chicks? I will be hatching and brooding in the house. Sorry if this has been answered somewhere before, I've been searching and couldn't find this question answered.

    Thank you!!
     

  2. coach723

    coach723 Crowing

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    The immunity does not pass to the chicks, you will need to vaccinate them.
    The Mareks vaccine has to be administered within 24 hours of hatching.
     
  3. Jen Powell

    Jen Powell In the Brooder

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    ok, thank you. I thought so but I wanted to check.
     

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