Vaccinating For Marek's?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by PepsNick, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    I am soon going to hatch eggs and want to know how to vaccinate my chicks for Marek's disease. I also have a 6 month flock that I would like to vaccinate. Is it too late for them? Thanks.

  2. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
  3. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    The vaccination process is basic.

    Purchase the vaccine online. Get syringes and needles at the same time.

    Directions some with the vaccine. One injection under the skin on the back if the neck.

    As far as 6 month old birds, the rumor is that as long as they have not been exposed, the vaccine will work. It is strongly encouraged to do it on day olds.

    Good luck.
  4. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    thank you so much! what if the 6 monthers have been exposed a little, but i dont know that? will it be bad for them?
  5. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    the South
    If you'll run turkeys with your flock you will not have to vaccinate for Mareks.
  6. Noncentzter

    Noncentzter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 17, 2009
    Southern Oregon Coast
    I would still go ahead and vaccinate regardless of exposure or age.
  7. slackwater

    slackwater Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2010
    vaxing now will not hurt them. it may not help, but it won't hurt.
  8. big medicine

    big medicine custom Brahmas

    Mar 6, 2009
    Exposed a little is like kind of pregnant. Do a search, there is a bunch of info on here about how to go about it. I agree you might as well shoot all of them, you'll have extra vaccine mixed up. Remember to 1/4 your waifer to make it go farther, also keep your peeps away from all chicken dander/dust for 14 days after.

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