Marek's Vaccination for bantams?

Quella

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Sorry if this is in the wrong section.

I'm considering ordering chicks from My Pet Chicken, and get 3 or 4 Silkies in my order. Only problem is that they don't vaccinate their bantams, including silkies. I don't know of any hatchery that does vaccinate bantams, or they don't say so on their website and the hatcheries probably don't have a low minimum on chicks. Is it okay to not have vaccinations on Marek's if it's just a small number of silkies?
 

Smoky73

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Whether its a bantam or not, it can still contract Mareks. If you have had it in your area, you need to have them vaccinated or do it yourself. I have a tutorial on my website on how to do it.
 

Quella

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Oh, I didn't mean it like that.
Some people say that it's not a big deal if you don't vaccinate for Marek's if there's just a small number of chickens. And also I thought that you could only vaccinate at one day old, so once the chicks are shipped, wouldn't it be too late?
 

Quella

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I'll go look at Ideal, thanks!
Can they be vaccinated after one day?
 

Akane

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Whether vaccinating is a big deal or not depends on who you ask. There's quite a few including me that don't vaccinate at all. There's a long thread I think somewhere in the chick section of the forum on opinions and reasons to vaccinate or not.
 

crzychicken

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last year I got reg sized hens and some silkies my 1st chickens they vaccinated the reg chickins and not my silkies or batem I kept them all together and they were fine I don't think I would vac. my chickens ever again but that's me!
It's your choice .
 

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