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Silkie's and Mareks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chigrl1, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. chigrl1

    chigrl1 New Egg

    Feb 26, 2016
    Hi all. My husband and I are getting silkies in a few months. We live in Los Angeles. The hatchery will not be giving mareks vaccines because they say the silkies are too small for the vaccine at 1 day old. So what's the best way and best age to vaccinate them after they arrive?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I don't know the answer for you but, you could post on any of the Marek's threads and see what the response.is. Also post on the 'Silkie thread," Just put in the search box, it should take you there.

    Some folks think the vaccine may result in a milder case of Mareks if exposed but, will not prevent it.
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  4. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    Drumstick diva has pointed you in the right direction to find your answer (I don't know either). The Search feature is in the upper left under the logo. While you're looking around the site, check out the Learning Center for all sorts of good articles on caring for chickens.

    Hope you enjoy those silkies!
  5. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

    :weee Ya gotta love the Silkies!!!!

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