Needing advice for my chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tishabel, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. tishabel

    tishabel Chirping

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    MA..not sure if there is a cure? Or prevention?
     
  2. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to BYC! :frow
    I am so sorry! Bear hugs! :hugs
     
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  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    No and no.
     
  4. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    Welcome back to BYC!

    There are vaccines for Marek's, but they don't prevent the vaccinated bird from contracting or spreading the virus, just from showing symptoms.
     
  5. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Crossing the Road

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    You could take one of the dead chicken carcasses to your state vet to get a necropsy done.

    Welcome to Backyard Chickens.
    Hopefully it’s something else.
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Sorry. My friend had 3 house chickens, 2 serama 5 yr. old hens, and one silkie 5 yr.hen.

    Silkies and seramas tend to be very suspectible to Mareks. Only the silkie was allowed outside where she may have caught the disease- and then brought it to the others. She lost all 3, one day apart- same symptoms. Couldn't stand yet would eat well if she hand fed them.
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    I don't believe the Mareks vaccination can prevent it - or no one would be having this happening in their flocks. It is thought it may lessen the symptoms but, any survivors would carry Mareks for their lifetime.
     
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  8. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Thanks for joining us! :celebrate
     
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  9. N F C

    N F C Oh no Mr. Bill!

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    :welcome

    Sorry for your losses, hope you find an answer soon.

    Best wishes!
     
  10. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Wrangler

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    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya

    So sorry for your losses :hugs

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