Sad to report that my little CCLxRIR pullet, Hope, is going down hill again. Not Marek's per se but secondary problems. She has yellow discharge from her vent which looks like it might be egg yolk peritonitis and she is sneezing all the time and wheezing a little, so maybe MG as well.
I always knew it was only a matter of time and her quality of life has been really good these past few months.
I dusted her for mites 2 days ago and this seems to have come on since then, which could be a coincidence or the dust could have triggered the breathing problem. She needed treating though and I was as careful as I could be but they were in the back of her neck as well as her vent area, and she wouldn't lie still whilst I powdered her.. I'm hoping she can make another come back but I think it is a vain hope this time. Her eggs have always been deformed and I think she probably has an infection in her reproductive tract. I cleaned her up as best I could this afternoon and couldn't feel an egg stuck. Is there anything else I can do for her. I don't have access to antibiotics and I can't afford to fork out on a vets bill for a bird that realistically isn't going to have a long life anyway. That may sound harsh, but I don't have limitless funds and there are no vets locally that I would be confident had more knowledge of chickens than some of the people on this thread.
She is my little sweetheart and I'm going to miss her when she goes!. Making some scrambled egg for her tonight. Hopefully not a last supper but she has suddenly lost weight which I know is a bad sign. I pick her up often and a couple of weeks ago she felt positively heavy. Today, she is just skin and bones.