We're over 77,000 strong here at BYC. That's a considerable figure, don't you think? And I'll come back to that in a moment.... Just a quick show of hands.....How many of us have a flock whose numbers even approach 1,000 birds?? Anyone? Anyone? Anyone? I thought not! And there in lies my problem. Just try finding a poultry vaccine, ANY vaccine that comes in more realistic quantities than 500-1,000 doses! Marek's = 1000 doses per vial. Each vial is only good for a few hours once opened and mixed. Besides hatcheries, who ever faces those kinds of numbers?? Certainly not the average Backyard flock enthusiast, that's for sure! What a waste!! And if there's one thing that will ruffle my feathers quickly, it's waste. As Daddy always said, waste not, want not! But what are you going to do? Usually, if you really want to protect the chicks that you hatch, you have to vaccinate them yourself. And toss out 988 doses of MD vaccine! Well, this is where our 77,000+ strong membership comes in! What do you suppose would happen if the companies that manufacture just the MD vaccine, were to receive 77,000+ emails, letters or phone calls, suggesting that they package the vaccine in a more reasonable quantity? Like say, 25 doses? Maybe even 50 doses. Do you think they'd listen? I think they'd just about have to! In this economy, who is going to pass up 77,000+ possible new customers? So who's with me? If response is great enough, I'll see about scrounging up the contact information to the various companies that produce the MD vaccine and post it here...... And if we're successful with that, we'll get to work on some of the other vaccines that come in ridiculous amounts! Nearly 78,000 members strong. Surely that's enough to move mountains!