There are no hatcheries in my state. Not one. My neighborhood is zoned for less chickens than most minimum orders from out-of-state hatcheries. I can get chicks at one of two local country stores. Neither order vaccinates chicks (Marek's). They both say that if I feed the chicks medicated feed they will have no problems. (Also planning on keeping a clean, dry brooder of course.) I know there are other vaccinations available, but I have yet to find a vet that does them. My question is, are chicks and chickens that have never been vaccinated for anything safe to keep?