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What type of non chicken animal do I pair my Silkie who is a carrier of Mereks with ?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by saveacivic, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. saveacivic

    saveacivic New Egg

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    We had to put our Silkie with Mereks down last week and can not rehome her bff or bring in a new chicken. What other animals do well with chickens?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    You could probably get some bantam chickens who were vaccinated for Mareks.
     
  3. saveacivic

    saveacivic New Egg

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    I thought the vaccine was not 100%?
     
  4. ClaireDL

    ClaireDL Out Of The Brooder

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    Vaccine is not 100% .Twocrows wrote a very good article on that in the learning center
     

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