Marek's survival???Pic added while sick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by luvchicks8, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Can chickens survive marek's and not have any limp or sign's at all in a matter of 2-3 weeks????
     
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  2. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Oh chicken is 11 weeks old not sure if that matters though.
     
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  3. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Any guesses?
     
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  4. Cochin378

    Cochin378 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Marek's disease is not survivable. Our flock got Marek's a couple of years ago from one bird that we got at a swapping sale and it spread like wild fire. Marek's is spread by the birds or their feathers.So you could step on a feather of an infected bird and bring it to your flock on your shoe. We ended up culling the infected birds and bleaching everything. I think culling the bird before the disease spreads is your best option because I would rather have one dead chicken than an entire flock of dieing chickens.
     
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  5. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Well then I am not sure what happened to my cochin so far I have been told Mareks or moldy food. Her symtoms were stumbling like she was drinking a sagging wing and when she fell she could not get up on her own. I put her on vit b12 crushed in food, tetracyclene and poly vi sol. Two weeks later she is up and running around like nothing happend to her? I am very stumped and afraid to put her in with my birds again. Any idea what could have caused this. No other birds have been sick but two had lice that I treated.
     
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  6. Momo

    Momo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those symptoms don't sound like Marek's, more like a vitamin deficiency. I wouldn't be too worried.
     
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  7. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    Maybe a vitiman def. I had some birds we thought had Mareks but it was lack of vitamin B or E if I remember right.
     
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  8. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Thats awesome I have been so concerned about her and infecting my flock:) Huge relief.
     
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  9. clayhill

    clayhill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's my understanding that chicks can "survive" Marek's, BUT usually will die of tumors later in life. Generally about the time they mature or shortly after. Also, they can remain carriers of the disease and spread it to others. I am fighting Marek's now in a flock of Columbian Rocks, started with 18 in April, down to 8. I have also lost 3 of my 2-year old Barred Rocks, I'm not sure if it's related, but I suspect it is. I would advise everyone to have day-olds vaccinated. I know I will never add any that have not been vaccinated. I plan to hatch some columbians in the spring if I ever get any eggs from my four remaining pullets. I WILL order the vaccine before that time. Hope your problem is not Marek's, I would not wish that on anyone.
     
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  10. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    I hope not it has been 3 weeks no other chickens have been sick yet. It took 2 weeks for her to totally recover. No symptoms in a week now [​IMG]
     
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