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Marek's vaccination and incubation/hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LocoPollo, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Songster

    Aug 13, 2008
    Ellijay, GA
    When I ordered my chicks from the hatchery, they were vaccinated for Marek's. Some of my other chicks seemed to have gotten Marek's (well two showed signs of leg paralysis - they were culled). At any rate, when I hatch my own eggs, how do I vaccinate for Marek's?
  2. At the hatchery they run them through a fine mist that they breathe in. Don't know about home vaccination for it.
  3. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Quote:It would be unusually for small backyard flocks to be vaccinated for Mareks.

    The smallest vial of vaccine available is about 1000 doses
  4. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Songster

    Aug 13, 2008
    Ellijay, GA
    Yea maybe I just don't need to worry about it. If I lose one every now and again it isnt a big deal.
  5. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master 11 Years

    Feb 8, 2007
    At the hatcheries actually, they vaccinate by a shot at the back of the neck.
  6. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    You can vaccinate in a shot form, but the mist they breathe in is more common. There is also a dose available that you put in the eye to vaccinate them. You have to buy them in quantities of 500, but it's still only about $5 for that many.

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