Necropsy report shows my hen had Mareks..what about my others now?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kperki, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. kperki

    kperki Songster

    The necropsy report showed that my hen had multiple lesions and that one part of the sciatic nerve with a tumor looked like Mareks. This hen was approx. 15 month old buff Orpington. I have other chickens and I was wondering if at all there is anything I can do? Do I just expect the worst and hope for the best?
    Do these tumors grow fast or slow?
    I have 11 that I was told were vaccinated they are approx 5-7 months old.
    2 non vac. Hens 9mths old that came with the one that died, 15 mths approx. not sure if vac.
    23 that are probably not vac I am not sure. They are over a year but that's all I know.
    Is there anything I should look for?

    Also 18 are in seperate area from others as I got them in July. I had one of those die 8-6 from malnutrition according to report. I got them from someone who wasn't taking care of them.

    I had the buff just die as well as an Easter egger about 10 days ago. Easter egger report showed peritonosis or something similar I do not have word here. They did not say Mareks something about yolk.

    My neighbors chicken died also 8-11 said ovary blocked I did not see final report yet. I sometimes fed those chickens when they were gone.

    I am new to this and it seems weird 4 chickens dead in a month..

    I read somewhere that older chickens don't usually get Mareks but obviously not the case as my buff was older. I just need to know what to expect...

    Also should I wait to blend the flock together as one? I have had them seperate, I wanted to find homes for the 3 roosters he had and then out all together..

    Thanks and sorry for the book..
  2. welasharon

    welasharon Songster

    Jun 28, 2010
    North Florida
    Seminolewind has very good mareks info. Put her name into the search bar at the top. Mareks is very frustrating to have.
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
  4. kperki

    kperki Songster

    Thanks. It is all so confusing...I have read so much my head is spinning..

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