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Vaccinating against Marek's

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by moonlyghtegirl, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. moonlyghtegirl

    moonlyghtegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased my chicks from an individual. Should I purchase the vaccine myself and vaccinate my chicks. They are one week old. Thanks!
     
  2. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's probably too late. If they've been around other chickens and have played in the dirt, they've already contracted the virus.
     
  3. moonlyghtegirl

    moonlyghtegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THey have been from incubator/brooder at breeders to my house, and they are the only chicks I have. Do you still thinks it is too late?
     
  4. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Likely, unless you've practiced insane biosecurity. It wouldn't hurt to do it anyways, and heck, I could be wrong. For $13 it's worth doing anyways.
     
  5. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read that it is a race between the vaccine and the disease with baby chicks, so it is best to vaccinate the day they are born. I would do it anyway, they may not have been exposed yet.
     

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