Marek's Disease

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

  1. Chickmate

    Chickmate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm...good thought. I have a conure and am now wondering the same thing. I hope someone knows.
     

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