Marek's Disease

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickmate, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. Chickmate

    Chickmate Songster

    Nov 10, 2009
    SE Michigan
    I have been reading about Marek's and a thought occured to me that has me very concerned. I haven't found the answer online yet, so thought I'd ask if anyone knows. According to one site I found it apparently is so contagious that everyone with chickens should assume they have it in their flock. I don't have my chickens yet, I plan on getting them in the spring. My question is: Can my macaw get Marek's from my chickens? It's feather borne, so will I have to change my clothes and shower everytime I go from the chicken coop into my house and around my macaw? Does anyone on here know? Thanks for any advice!

  2. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Songster

    Aug 30, 2010
    Western Mass
    Hmmm...good thought. I have a conure and am now wondering the same thing. I hope someone knows.

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