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Has anyone dealt with Marek's disease?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BChippieMama, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. BChippieMama

    BChippieMama Out Of The Brooder

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    Last week, my 3.5 month old rooster started limping, and using his tail to help him balance by pointing it down. I though perhaps he had sprained it, torn a ligament or broken it so I put him in a recovery pen with his sister so he wouldn't feel isolated. It's only gotten worse this week, and now I'm noticing my younger batch of chicks (almost fully feathered, can't remember exactly when they hatched) has a chick with what appears to be "droopy wings" but it's still walking alright. None of my other chickens are showing any signs, should I just cull immediately the two chicks that are in poor health or am I simply panicking?
     
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  3. Sonya9

    Sonya9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it is Mareks culling won't protect the rest of the flock, they are already exposed (and possibly could have been exposed for a longtime).
     
  4. BChippieMama

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    As far as I know we have nothing of the sorts here, I live in BC, Canada
     
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