Hi hi! In the past week, I have lost three growouts. They were 10 weeks old. The necropsy revealed they died of Mareks disease, one had 2-8mm lesions all inside her. They were all mottled houdans. I still have a polish and 4 silkies that were the same age mixed with some cochin bantams that are about 7 weeks old. The silkies and the cochins seem to eat more than normal small birds and they have always felt a little 'boney' (not gaining enough weight). I know that they have all been exposed to Marek's disease and will be carriers for life. I've started supplementing their water with vitamins. I need any help you can provide. My older birds likely got this last fall. I lost a few in January. Looking back, they probably died from Marek's disease too. Should I just cull the babies? These are more like pets than livestock for me... actually healing birds for my cancer. Now they have tumors. Antibiotics won't help with the lesions? Will anything? Can I prevent them from getting lesions? Does ACV in the water help or would the vitamin supplement do better? Too late to vaccinate? Should they be fed something different? I'm worried that the disease won't kick in strong until right around the time of laying and there is nothing I can do to prevent the incoming doom and gloom. I look at the babies, running around and playing and worry. I am so so very worried. Thanks in advance for any help. (I've read the great marek's thread).