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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

    Mar 28, 2012
    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

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    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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