We are newly diagnosed with Mereks. We bought 17 Marans from GreenFire Farms. They vaccinated the chicks as day olds. They were our only birds. Almost half of them have died so far. Death began at 12 weeks. We also hatched several chicks after them from eggs (so they shouldn't have been the cause)....and they have just begun to show signs as well. We have been researching this for days, and understand the disease. However, we are having difficulty locating information on what life is like "after" living with Mereks, and what you all have learned looking back. How much of your flocks did you end up losing? How did you know when your remaining birds had "survived" the initial out break? Did you go through additional outbreaks or waves of deaths again? Did you clean? Did it help? Why? Did your survivors ever thrive and become big beautiful heathy birds or did you just feel like you had a sick flock forever? Did any of you ever have a vaccinated flock that was just ravaged by this disease and then spread it everywhere else? Any explaination or thoughts on how the vaccine failed so miserably? (We have come to learn the GreenFire Farms has Mereks at their farm, but chooses to sell "vaccinated birds" anyway) Looking for real life, candid experience of those who have been living or surviving this disease. Thank you.