It started with 10 hatched silver laced polish. They all got signs of paralysis and no depth perception one by one until they were all gone. I really knew I had Marek's then.
8 months later someone sent me her very first Crele Polish eggs, 8 of them. 1 I injured with the Marek's vaccine I most likely hit his spine. 7 went out to a pen at 8 weeks. There were 5 more I hatched from someone else. And a gold laced (crele) Polish, and 4 Houdans.
One got paralysis and was so sweet that I kept her in my bedroom. 3 died overnight from suspected enteritis. 3 died from a one-eye
So that's 8+5+1+3. 17. Hatched, 14 dead.
1 from a marek's vaccine spinal injury
-3 from suspected enteritis
-0 one pullet has paralysis but recovers after 6 weeks.
-3 from a one-eye infection
-2 Houdan roos who crowed non stop all day all night were rehomed to someone for chicken dinner. (Marek's okay rehoming)
-1 just flipped over dead as I watched
-3 from racoon
-1 wasted away.
I have a roo and 2 hens left from that batch . Most of the rest died within a year, and 10 Polish chicks the year before.
All vaccinated except the first 10 a year before. No one really died from Marek's after the initial 10, but most probably from Marek's related immunosuppression and opportunistic microbes.
THat was the year from hell, my husband bought me a new ax and I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
THis year is coming close for other reasons. Some understandable sortof.