Is the mareks vaccine organic?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by JOSH71, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. JOSH71

    JOSH71 Hatching

    Feb 9, 2014
    I want to start raising my own birds for meat. should I vaccinate for mareks or is it considered non organic? I want to be organic as possible.

  2. ChickenJerk

    ChickenJerk Songster

    Jan 6, 2012
    Since most organic feeds are incomplete nutritionally even meat type birds may become old enough to suffer from Marek's before they attain desirable slaughter weight.

    There are no vaccinations for poultry that render chickens non organic in the "official" definition of the term. Of course there are nut jobs out there that think that any form of vaccination (for humans or anything else) are a violation of nature and deady or a deadly sin.
  3. TK421

    TK421 Songster

    May 24, 2010
    Central TX
    Well so much for being open and polite. I don't think it's being a nut job to be worried about heavy metals being used as preservatives for most vaccines. I'll take my chickens without any sort of medication, thank you. Josh: I applaud you for your efforts. I don't think the vaccination changes the "organic" nature of your chickens, but you don't have to have it. Many chicken owners on here choose not to get the mareks vaccine for their day olds.

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