Hello my name is Anita

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hawksrno1, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. hawksrno1

    hawksrno1 New Egg

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    I have a question - I have chicken but I have lost 8 out of my 10 to Mericks disease - and it looks like I will lose the other two as well - so my question is how do I clean my chicken coop so when I get more chickens they do not get this disease? How long should I wait before getting more chickens????
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello Anita and welcome to BYC!

    I am so sorry you have lost birds to Mareks disease. It is a horrible disease that will wipe out entire flocks. Mareks is everywhere all across the globe. So it is not easy to remove it from your grounds completely. You might ask this question in our emergency section for answers from those that have had to remove it. And I do suggest you get birds that have been vaccinated for Mareks. The vaccine doesn't prevent Mareks, but it usually gets them through it without dying.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    Good luck Anita. I know how hard this must be for you and I hope you can somehow get your grounds clean enough to bring in new birds. [​IMG]
     
  3. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    :welcome

    :hugs I'm very sorry about your losses!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Anita. Put Marek's threads, in the search box, you can read all about it. The lady that started the "Derpella, the weird salmon faverolles" thread has written an excellent thread about Mareks and she did everything she could think of to safeguard her flock, etc.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  6. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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