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Why shouldn't small flocks get vaccinated for Mareks Disease?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PoultryGirly, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Songster

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    Hi. I was wondering why shouldn't small flocks of chickens get vaccinted for Mareks disease? I read this on a hatchery website. I already vaccinated my first order from a different hatchery and I have a small flock. Is this something to worry about?
     

  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    It's the owners choice whether to have their chickens vaccinated or not. Mine arnt vaccinated against anything. It also depends what poultry diseases are prevelent in your area. Here where I live, fowl pox can be a problem and I know others in the area have vaccinated their chickens for that disease. My birds have been through fowl pox and are now immune to that strain.
     

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