How many of you hatchers also vaccinate for Marek's?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tylt33, Jul 3, 2011.

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  2. No, and I HAVE NOT had any chickens get Marek's.

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  3. No, and I HAVE had chickens get Marek's.

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  1. Tylt33

    Tylt33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi gang,

    I need a new addiction and I'm thinking that hatching eggs might be the addiction I'm looking for. However, I'm really hung up on the Marek's issue and feel that I should be vaccinating any chicks that I hatch. How many of you vaccinate? Needles make me queasy. As in, really queasy. As in, even talking about needles gives me an anxiety attack. How difficult is vaccinating? I've looked it up online and can only make it so far into reading about it before I feel ill. I'm not sure I can do it. I feel ill again.
     
  2. buckabucka

    buckabucka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HA! I'm so glad someone else has problems with needles. Is Marek's prevalent in your area? If so, maybe you could pay someone to come and vaccinate the chicks.
    My hatchery birds have been vaccinated, but not my newly hatched chicks. I may be taking a chance here, but I did not research how to vaccinate. If I remember correctly, I think I read on here that you have to buy a large quantity of vaccine, but I may have that wrong.
     
  3. Tylt33

    Tylt33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, you have to buy a large quantity. I don't know if it is prevalent in my area or not...
     
  4. Tylt33

    Tylt33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Who/what department do I contact to find out the prevalence of Marek's disease in my county?
     

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