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Marek's Disease

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ladyfaeden, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. ladyfaeden

    ladyfaeden Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 7, 2011
    St. Helens, Oregon
    I am not new to chickens but I am new to breeding them. I've been trying to figure out whether or not to vaccinate for Marek's and I can't find consistent info on it. Do most breeders vaccinate?
  2. chickenbaguette

    chickenbaguette Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2011
    You might find this link useful: http://www.raising-chickens.org/vaccinating-chickens.html
    haven't had much experience with it, but it's a very good idea to vaccinate against Marek's as there's no cure and it's fatal. It's also genetic - I think you can get carriers, so if one of your chickens is a carrier and you breed it you could get a chick with Marek's.
    You should probably wait for someone with more experience to answer your post though xD

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