Marek's Vaccination any other info on vaccinations

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ShaggysGirl, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Songster

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    Hi guys,
    I hope this is the right spot for this post.
    Anyways Last week we received our chicks from crackle they are all doing great. I Paid for them all to have the Marek's Disease Vaccination. Now I am not so sure I should have.

    Was it the right thing to do. If I raise chicks from these birds should I some how get them vaccinated too? If so how do I do that?

    They are getting medicated feed is their anything else I should get for them to be healthy?

    Do they need any yearly shots or anything like our dogs?

    Thanks for any info.
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  2. goldnchocolate

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    Here is a link for some info:

    http://www.shagbarkbantams.com/mdvac.htm

    I get my chicks vaccinated, for Marek's, at the hatchery and have never had a problem. My question is whether I need to vaccinate some chicks who have been hatched under a broody hen. I remember reading somewhere that the chicks will pick up some immunities from the hen and the nest that they were hatched in.

    Here is a recent thread [​IMG] on this forum that may make you feel glad that you had them vaccinated.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=196562

    I guess I will order some of the vaccinations to give to my chicks that will be hatched under a broody in a couple of weeks. Better to be safe than sorry [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2009
  3. ShaggysGirl

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    thanks for the info and link
     

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