Hey y'all from Georgia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hlp14312, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. hlp14312

    hlp14312 New Egg

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    Hey y'all! I live in Ga and have had chickens for a year and a half. Recently have had 4 chickens with Marecks Disease and am looking for ways to help my flock. I love my chickens and don't want to lose the whole flock. Thanks y'all.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please put "Mareks disease" in the search box, a ton of information should come up. Birds that survive Marecks will be carriers for life.
     
  3. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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    I do believe you came to the correct place and sorry to hear about the loss of your chickens and I do believe that is how most people wind up here looking for answers ......


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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow Welcome to BYC and Happy Holidays! Sorry about the problems you are having with your flock. There are several articles on Mareks in the BYC Learning Center, the compilation one is https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mareks-disease-fact-site Like drumstick diva said there are a ton of threads if you want to do a search on it, ie long thread with a similar situation https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/741957/not-an-emergency-mareks-in-the-flock You might also want to go ahead and start a thread of your own in the Emergencies/Disease forum https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Hopefully the Mareks has run its course and the rest will be survivors. Add only vaccinated birds to your flock.
     
  7. hlp14312

    hlp14312 New Egg

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    Thank you all very much. We culled her this morning just to be sure she didn't contaminate more chickens than already have been. Thank u for the links as well. Lots of useful info.
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. Shalom Farm

    Shalom Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!

    So sorry about your sick birds :(
     

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