Mareks vaccination must be given to baby chicks at 1 day of age which is conveniently how old they are when Feather Lover Farms ships them each week.
Example: If you order 6 baby chicks, you must add to cart 6 Marek's vaccinations.
What is Mareks Disease?
Marek's Disease is highly contagious very common chicken disease affecting many backyard chickens in the US. It is characterized by lesions affecting the nervous system, organs, and other tissues and commonly causes paralysis and fatality in chickens. Young chickens under 4 months of age are the most susceptible. There is no treatment for Marek's once the birds are infected and display the symptoms. Vaccination for Mareks is not 100% guarantee that your chicks will not get Mareks or display symptoms but it is usually an effective vaccine. Chicks are vaccinated as day-olds because it gives them the best chance of building the immunity to prevent future symptoms of Mareks. Feather Lover Farms vaccinates all of our own breeding stock and strongly feel that you should do the same. Having us vaccinate your chicks for Marek's greatly reduces the chance of your chicks getting Mareks and is a responsible step in good poultry management. Don't take any chances when you order some of the world's rarest baby chicks from our farm. Let us vaccinate your day-old chicks prior to shipment of your order.