We've lost our 4th chicken to meraks and i think I have 3 more that might have it, they are looking thin....It was very interesting talking to her. We got meraks because the first farm we got our first 4 girls from later found out their flocks had Meraks(and didn't even tell us!) We got 9 more girls since then and now I think we may lose 3 more. Oh I'm so sad, the sweetest ones are the ones I think are sick, maybe that's why they are so sweet. My question. We obviously now have meraks on our property. Does anyone no if we were to locate the coop across the property - or I guess we'd have to build a new coop correct?...so if we put it across the property (we've only got .8 acres, so it's not that big of a lot) is there a chance the meraks won't follow us. Oh I guess these are stupid questions I'm just loking for possible solutions. Next question, let's say I want to get more chickens. The vaccine works MOST of the time, based on considerations of how it's administered and other criteria...are there more reliable places to get chickens that have a good "resistance" quotient?