We got 5 of them from a local feed store on April 1st, everything has been going great... Until about 2 days ago one of the babies stopped walking properly. The others are fine, but she is now not eating or drinking unless I put it in front of her. Then she tries,but its not much. She appears to be breathing kinda fast as well, we called the vet and he said in a couple days to put her down if she is not better. That it could be mereks disease and to send her body in to be tested. I have her separate from the other girls, I just feel terrible for her and hate that she is alone sick, so I try to hold her as much as I can. We have 4 human children, who have fell in love with their baby chicks. So I am hoping she can get well, but she is looking pretty sad. She is a little bit over 3 weeks now by the way.
Also we contacted the hatchery and they said pretty much that mereks is impossible for her to have at this age, and she probably got into something. These babies have been in the house and never outside yet, fed only what we give them. I just don't know how that could happen.