Immunizations

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by beektoria, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. beektoria

    beektoria Out Of The Brooder

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    After reading BYC and getting my new chicks last week, I come upon the subject of chick immunizations. I just called the 2 places I got my chicks from and both said their chicks have not been immunized. HELP! What should I do? Can they get that Marek's if they're not immunized?
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes they casn get Mareks if they did not recieve the immunization.
     
  3. beektoria

    beektoria Out Of The Brooder

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    What do I do? Can I get the stuff? Why the %^$# don't they tell you when you buy them? I'm kinda freakin' out here.
     
  4. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am not sure in Mareks has to be given when they are day olds or not. You will find that there are peole who do not get Mareks or anyother vaccinations for that matter. But I do have people around me that have chickens so for me it was peace of mind. You can also get a hold of someone from the Ag. office and see if there is any reported illnesses.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I know that Ideal does not recommend the Marek's vaccine for small backyard flocks. After talking with them and contacting my local county agricultural extension office I decided against the vaccine.
     
  6. beektoria

    beektoria Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you soooo much! This morning has been never-ending. All I wanted to do was get on the phone and bawl my eyes out to my mom. I am raising my girls organically but this sounded like a must have.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:It may have sounded like a must have, but it's truly not. Do your research, learn the value of maintaining a closed flock and then decide what's best in your situation.
    Your local county cooperative extension agent can tell you whether they've had trouble with Marek's in your area or not.
    You can find the phone number of your local cooperative extension office in the gov't. pages (county) in your phone book.
     

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