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!