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Should I vaccinate 2 week old chicks for Marek's

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HeatherMarieR, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. HeatherMarieR

    HeatherMarieR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 two week old chicks that I hatched out right now. They've been inside the entire time. I just ordered the Marek's vaccine today. I have a sick Cochin rooster right now, but I don't know if it's Marek's or not. Since the chicks probably haven't been exposed to Marek's should I go ahead and vaccinate them?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    The chicks will need to be kept away from any dust or dander that might carry Mareks for 2-3 weeks after getting vaccinated. Be careful will your biosecurity, handling chicks first in the day, then handling other chickens. Clothing shoes, and even hair might be easily contaminated.
     
  3. HeatherMarieR

    HeatherMarieR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I was worried about them possibly already coming in contact with it because of my clothes. The rooster does seem to be a little better though so hopefully there's no Marek's at all.
     

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