Merck Vaccinated Chicks and adding non vaccinated

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by debgoody, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. debgoody

    debgoody New Egg

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    Hi, we have 5 day old chicks (5 of them) they were vaccinated with merck vaccine. we are looking to get a few more chicks from a local place but they are not vaccinated. any suggestions?
     
  2. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    The vax is made with a turkey version of Marek's so even though the vaxed chicks could shed virus, it won't be of a type that can cause harm to the non-vaxed chicks.
     
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    debgoody New Egg

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    so I can have them share the same brooder? read different things that they need to be separated for a few weeks??
     
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    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Separated from adults because the adults could have the chicken version of Marek's and the chicks need time for the vax to offer full protection. The other chicks are highly unlikely to have Marek's.
     
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