Marek's vaccination and incubation/hatching

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

  1. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    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

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    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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