This may be a stupid question but...

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Since I have some chicks hatching this weekend under my broodies, I vaccinate any chicks that hatch here just in case for mareks. Thought about getting a couple snowy mallard ducklings from TSC and was wondering can ducklings get mareks like chicks?

Since I have chicks hatching and will be using a bag of vaccine could I give the ducklings the shot as well? or is this a big no no?

Sorry for the dumb question. Don't know much about raising ducks much with chickens
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Once they get bigger hopefully both hens or a pair they will be living inside the coop at night with my bantams and 1 LF.

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Eroc1_1

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I concurr with Eroc1.

Speaking to Eroc1, and off subject,how long did it take to growthat beard? Its wild!
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gmendoza - It took me approx. 3 years. I made a deal with myself not to shave off the goatee until all our debts(car and medical bills) were paid off - which took about 2 yrs longer that I anticipated. So we finally paid everything off this past February - we are officially debt free(we rent so we don't have a mortgage payment yet). So before I trimmed it down I had some fun with it - bleaching, shaping, and using some mustache wax. Now my wife wants me to grow it back.......hahaha.
 
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gmendoza

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I concurr with Eroc1.

Speaking to Eroc1, and off subject,how long did it take to growthat beard? Its wild!
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gmendoza - It took me approx. 3 years. I made a deal with myself not to shave off the goatee until all our debts(car and medical bills) were paid off - which took about 2 yrs longer that I anticipated. So we finally paid everything off this past February - we are officially debt free(we rent so we don't have a mortgage payment yet). So before I trimmed it down I had some fun with it - bleaching, shaping, and using some mustache wax. Now my wife wants me to grow it back.......hahaha.

You need to post a before and after pic for visualization.
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I couldnt grow a beard to save my life,much less like that one! I can grow hair.Probably will still grow when I die.I might have a tree for shade of my plot.
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Eroc1_1

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gmendoza - It took me approx. 3 years. I made a deal with myself not to shave off the goatee until all our debts(car and medical bills) were paid off - which took about 2 yrs longer that I anticipated. So we finally paid everything off this past February - we are officially debt free(we rent so we don't have a mortgage payment yet). So before I trimmed it down I had some fun with it - bleaching, shaping, and using some mustache wax. Now my wife wants me to grow it back.......hahaha.

You need to post a before and after pic for visualization.
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I couldnt grow a beard to save my life,much less like that one! I can grow hair.Probably will still grow when I die.I might have a tree for shade of my plot.
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gmendoza - I posted a brief explanation and photos in the 'Family Life' section...under Debt free and facial hair folly.
 

krazycricket21

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You need to post a before and after pic for visualization.
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I couldnt grow a beard to save my life,much less like that one! I can grow hair.Probably will still grow when I die.I might have a tree for shade of my plot.
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gmendoza - I posted a brief explanation and photos in the 'Family Life' section...under Debt free and facial hair folly.

I have to say i think your facial hair looks like the back of my EEers!
Very awesome story too!
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nettie

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You thread stealers you!
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Anyways, Ducks don't need to be vaccinated for Mareks. From what I've read, I don't think they can get it. If you are getting ducklings from a reputable hatchery, you shouldn't have to do anything to them. I got all my ducks from Metzers, and since they were all gotten at different times (and two were adopted or more like dumped on us) we had them all examined and tested for any potential diseases or problems and they all came out perfectly fine. I've had a weird health issue or two (bumblefoot is common, but I have a duck with allergies and another who had the oviducts removed). Ducks are pretty hardy and usually don't need to even be wormed unless you are getting adults (in which case you should quarantine, worm, and have checked by a vet if possible before adding them to a current flock).

It twas cool facial hair...
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