Forgot to get new chicks vaccinated

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sadiebeth12, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. sadiebeth12

    sadiebeth12 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am very confused. I had my chicks from last year vaccinated for Mareks. I have new chicks coming this week, already shipped, that I forgot to have them vaccinated. I am really nervous now. I have been combing the archives. Can my new chicks actually get Mareks from my older vaccinated birds? Do they continue to shed the virus (from vaccination) for that long? HELP!!!!!!!
    Thanks - Shelley in PA
     
  2. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure, I've never vaccinated any of my chicks. Hopefully someone will come along soon that knows! [​IMG]
     
  3. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not know either as I did not vaccinate any of my chicks, or my hens, or my other pets, or my children. LOL


    But hopefully someone else will know!
     
  4. zephyr66

    zephyr66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i also don't vaccinate or medicate any of my chickens. i think you're safe...
     
  5. BetterHensandGardens

    BetterHensandGardens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I attended a educational session hosted by Purina, where they said that the hatcheries often vaccinated, but that Marek's didn't seem to be much of a problem even with unvaccinated birds anymore. Don't know that, but all of our current birds were unvaccinated and they grew up from chicks just fine.
     
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