Marek's Vaccination Question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vtsarahb, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. vtsarahb

    vtsarahb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just received my chicks this morning- I got them vaccinated for Marek's at the hatchery. Now I'm thinking I might want to get a few more chicks from a local farm.... so my question is this: if I add new chicks (same age) to my existing group, do the new ones have to be vaccinated too? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    I got mine from a hatchery as well and they were vaccinated for Mareks, then I added some that did not have it and all was fine. BUT that was only my experience. I am not sure what everyone usually does. [​IMG]
     
  3. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mareks vaccinated birds do not give mareks to un vaccinated birds

    but there is always a small chance there is one chick that is not accepting the vaccine into its ssystem and can be sheding mareks dander to the other chicks

    but I would continue to get mareks vaccinated chicks as the small chance of one chick not taking the vaccine is very small
    go ahead and unit the two bunches
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2009

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