Hello fowl friends

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jewishfarmgirl, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. jewishfarmgirl

    jewishfarmgirl New Egg

    Mar 19, 2017
    I am a happy farmer with 23 chickens. My whole flock has Marek's disease so I spend a lot of time monitoring them for progression of symptoms. I only have one now that shows neuro signs and I help her walk to the water or food on days that she runs out of energy. I bought 3 chicks from a woman in Maryland and they had the disease. So I enjoy everyone else's chick stories until my entire flock passes, however long that takes. I thoroughly enjoy feeding them by hand and having them follow me all around the farm.
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2017
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Please you joined our community! Sorry to hear about the Marek's problem you are having. Hope you will have healthy flock to take care of one day soon! Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!
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  4. vachick15

    vachick15 Chicken Obsessed

    Welcome to BYC! I'm very sorry to hear about Marek's! But I hope you learn lots and have fun here!
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  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under jewishfarmgirl [​IMG] Welcome!

    Kudos to you for persevering with your flock with Marek’s and allowing them to have the best life that they can.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Shalom. Some birds do survive Mareks though they will be carriers for life. Mareks is everywhere. You may want to browse the many "Mareks" articles on BYC for the experiences and advice on getting new birds later on in re: vaccinated chicks, etc. Hope your birds will have the best possible outcome.

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