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Mareks Vacination

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Muley280, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Muley280

    Muley280 Hatching

    Jan 6, 2014
    Does anyone use the mareks vacination on meat chickens? Is it work it? I'm only running one batch of 50 at a time. Not mixing with any others. Thanks.

  2. LilRedRoo

    LilRedRoo Chirping

    Oct 19, 2013
    Bremond, Texas
    We vaccinate everything that comes onto our property from an outside source and have a QT coop in the back where they spend the first few weeks. To us it's worth it (10 cents a bird fee) after we had a bad experience with our first batch of chicks when we got started with our laying hens.

    Future plan is to use the original survivors (no vaccines) to see if we can breed a resistant bird for our place, but we're waiting until spring arrives. But we are not confident that we'll get a bird that grows out fast enough to be considered a broiler. And any future broilers we bring on will be vaccinated and QT'd.

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