Housing chicks that are Vaccinated with non Vaccinated

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CedarCrestFarm, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. CedarCrestFarm

    CedarCrestFarm Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 30, 2014
    Kirtland Hills, Ohio
    Have someone who purchased hatching eggs from me and has now decided she can't keep the chicks. They are 4 weeks old. I vaccinate any chick that hatches on our farm and these chicks have not been vaccinated. I would like to take the babies but wondering if there is any danger of having non vaccinated chicks near the chicks that have been vaccinated for Marek's.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated!!
  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    having the vaccinated next to the vaccinated is not a problem.. from what I understand there is not a problem with the Marek's vaccine causing 'shedding'.

    However... since the chicks have now been in a different place, and exposed to other chickens.... you might be introducing who knows what....

    So they will have to be segregated because of that.

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