I've recently had it confirmed through a necropsy on a hen that my flocks have Mareks. I'm up to a 73% loss. I've researched the disease and vaccine extensively the past 4 months that I feel I could write a book on the subjects. But what I can't find is any information on if I start over and buy vaccinated chicks or hatch and vaccinate them myself, if they can live successfully here knowing that I have the virus in my ground. I can only find studies on commercial birds and not small flock owners. I'm looking for anyone that has/had Mareks in their flocks and then got vaccinated chicks. I'm looking for someone who had actually had Mareks run through their flock and then getting vaccinated chicks. Did they live or is it a waste of time and money to try to keep having them? I know once they have it, they are carriers for life and will shed it. I'm not wanting info on Mareks, the vaccine, or even treatments that anyone has tried. Just wanting to know if I can ever have them again.