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Sudden paralysis and death of silkie

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We have a flock of 7 Rhode Island reds. We purchased 2 silkies at a local supply store sale. They are young -- not yet laying. We quarantined them for a month and then allowed them to free range with our reds. The silkies have seemed healthy. Yesterday, I found one of them paralyzed. There was no sign of trauma. We quarantined her. She would not eat or drink. She passed away today after only 1 day of sickness. Could this be Mareks? Should we be concerned about the rest of the flock?
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Sounds like Marek's Disease. I would recommend posting in the "Emergencies/Diseases/ Injuries and Cures" section.

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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If it isn't Marek's could have been a stroke..  Marek's survivors will be carriers all their life.

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Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

 

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CT

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 Good advice given..hope you find out what is needed!  

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Wonderful family, very understanding husband when it comes to chickens, dogs, birds, one big Golden Retriever, and thankful to the Lord for all!
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