Integrating Flock - Marek's?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by silkiechick05, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,


    I have three silkie chicks that aren't vaccinated for marek's.

    I will be getting two older Delawares soon and was wondering what the risk of my chicks contracting Marek's would be from the other chicks.

    What do i need to do to prevent the disease?
     
  2. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any ideas??

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  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    The risks are high. Older birds can be unsymptomatic carriers. And all your chicks can die from it.
    Vaccinate day old chicks or hatchery chicks and keep them separate for 3-6 weeks. There''s no other way.
     

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