Maybe Marek's... What do I do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by spookychick, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. spookychick

    spookychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a 3 month old BC Marans roo that started limping a couple days ago. He's eating well, and crowing, but I noticed today he is holding his wings funny intermittently. He's in a barn that has 3 large coops. There are about 70 young chickens in these coops, most 1 to 2 months old, but two pullets are the same age as the roo.

    If this is Marek's, is it too late to vaccinate? How can I prevent the rest of my flock from becoming symptomatic and possibly dying? What do I do at this point?

    The barn and coops are brand new. And the birds have not been outside yet as we haven't finished their runs.

    I have a flock of laying hens in a separate house. Is there any way to protect them? I really need some advice here please.
  2. peckndirt

    peckndirt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    North Carolina
    If it is mareks there is no cure that I know of but there is a vaccine for the ones that dont have it yet.Mareks is a virus , I hope that is not the case.

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