Hi all, I am not going to name the names of the seller who gave me this reply, but I want to know the truth. First - About HATCHERY #1 - I am going to buy a bunch of bantams later this summer from a fairly large hatchery where they DO vaccinate their bantams for Marek's. Part of my requirement for any chicks I buy is that they have to be vaccinated. Since this hatchery has been in business for many decades /generations and I have not been able to dig up anything remotely negative about their operation online, I feel safe believing that their vaccination will be as effective for my bantams as it would for the larger chicks. Second - About HATCHERY #2 I saw a couple chicks offered at hatchery 2 that I couldn't get at hatchery 1, but didn't know the second hatcheries policy on vaccinating. So I emailed hatchery 2 ... and this is what they claim: Because bantams are so small, the vaccinations are extremely difficult to give properly, so many of them would be unprotected, even though they would have technically been vaccinated. Can you imagine how upset--and rightly so--people would be if they thought their chicks were vaccinated and lost them, anyway? It certainly wouldn't have anything to do with the factor of money. If I believed that, I would assume bantams were unvaccinate-able. This is not correct is it? Would you assume it is only that the second hatchery is not as skilled at vaccination procedures? Hatchery 2 is a very tiny operation compared to hatchery 1. They have very small hatches. This answer just ruffled my feathers I guess. I'd like your thoughts.