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Marek's Vaccination

Marek's Vaccination

Regular price
$0.25
Sale price
$0.25

The Chick Depot charges $.25 per vaccine.

These vaccinations must be given at 1 day of age.


There are many diseases and vaccinations for chickens but The Chick Depot only offers the Marek’s vaccination on SHIPPED chicks at this time.

We only recommends vaccinating your chicks if you have a flock diagnosed with Marek's Disease or have previous fowl vaccinated for Marek's Disease already on your property. We strongly advised against mixing a vaccinated and a non-vaccinated flock. The vaccine used is a live virus vaccine.

 Marek’s disease is a highly contagious viral neoplastic disease in chickens. The disease is characterized by the presence of T cell lymphoma as well as the infiltration of nerves and organs by lymphocytes. The related herpesvirus of turkeys (HVT) causes no apparent disease in turkeys and continues to be used as a vaccine strain for the prevention of Marek’s disease in chickens. One or more Marek's symptoms may occur after infection: paralysis of one or more limbs, tumors, depression, grey eye, unequal size of the pupils and/or immunosuppression. There are a number of other diseases or conditions that could cause these syndromes and it is very hard to determine if Marek’s is the issue at hand. Vaccination for Marek's is also not a guarantee that the chicken will not get Marek’s disease but has been a very effective vaccination for already exposed flocks. Currently, we offer a HVT/IBD/RISPENS vaccine. We recommend vaccinating only if you currently have a Marek's positive flock as the vaccine is extremely leaky and can shed live virus to healthy. Non-vaccinated birds causing an outbreak.

 We do not vaccinate Geese, Ducks, Guinea, Turkeys, Peafowl, Game Birds.