no mareks for silkies/bantams?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kristy7458, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. Kristy7458

    Kristy7458 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have noticed that on many of the websites that sell day old chicks, the Marek's vaccine is not offered with the bantam and silkie chicks [​IMG] . Does anyone know why? [​IMG]
     
  2. Kristy7458

    Kristy7458 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm confused about the mareks vaccine for bantams not being offered at hatcheries, nobody has an answer? [​IMG]
     
  3. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just taking a guess, perhaps they're too small to receive vaccines? If it's all the bantams, that'd be my best guess.
     
  4. dianer29

    dianer29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies are too small to be properly vaccinated and at times can actually be vaccinated incorrectly due to their size ,so they do not vaccinate them for Mareks.
     
  5. Ryu

    Ryu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We vaccinated the bantams we hatched ourselves. I agree, its probably because they are so small.

    It's not impossible, but definately takes more patience than the full sized chicks.
     
  6. SheeReno

    SheeReno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Strange we just gto some Silkies and had them vaccinated for Marek's...guess it depends on where you are.
     
  7. Fourgirlsoneboy

    Fourgirlsoneboy Pullus Parvus

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    If anyone here has vax silkies yourself, how much did you give? Thanks!
     

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