mareks and meal worms

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickbird, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. chickbird

    chickbird Songster

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    i went to a site (www.avianweb.com) and was reading about marek's and it says mealworms and the darkling beetles can cause mareks. i thiink i;ve also read this on some other sites. my concern, i have been giving my chicks these mealworms and i've recently lost several due to mareks. anyone else know anything about this ????????
     
  2. Farmer Jess

    Farmer Jess Hatching

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    I fed mealworms to my little peachick and he came down with marek's symptoms the next day. I swear it was the mealworms. We ended up having to put him down. RIP little pea chick.
     
  3. redfordchick

    redfordchick Chirping

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    I feed mealworms almost daily sometimes, sometimes weekly, I raise them myself and also buy dried. Never had an issue.
     

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