Marek's and hatching eggs...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Taebird, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. Taebird

    Taebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a friend who would like some of my eggs to incubate. Thing is, we have confirmed mareks in my flock. I know the disease isn't transmitted inside the egg, but wouldn't it naturally be present on the outside of the shells? I'm wondering if there is a way to safely clean my eggs before giving them to my friend, or is it too much of a risk of passing this disease on to her chickens....

    Any advice is always appreciated...
    Thanks an advance!
     
  2. rainbowrooster

    rainbowrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mareks is everywhere. Some flocks may be more resistant to it than others but it is always lurking. You have 2 choices, you can vaccinate at day one or breed for resistance. Cleaning the eggs wont do anything and may actually do more harm than good.
     

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