Marek's Vaccine Adult Hens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DianeB, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. DianeB

    DianeB Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    I just bought two chicks. They are being kept from my hens(7 and 5 years old). The chicks look healthy and came from a farm store with good biosecurity (disinfectant brooder between batches, remove sick hens, don't except returns). However, they have not been vaccinated and my adult hens have always been isolated with no cases of disease. Should I vaccinate both the adults and chicks? Is biosecurity and isolation is enough?
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2016
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    The Marek's vaccine is only effective when given to chicks less than a day of age. Marek's also does not affect birds as old as you adult hens.

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