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  1. microchick

    chicken won't stand up

    I worry about that too, @Eggcessive. It could be Marek's. Back injury? Maybe. Has she lost any control of her bowels? But the fact that the bird is otherwise healthy takes it back to Marek's Disease. @cjeisnaugle I recently published an article about my experiences with Marek's. I always hate...
  2. microchick

    chicken won't stand up

    Unfortunately true,@Wyorp Rock. I agree that a video or picture would help. Usually with Marek's it affects one leg at a time. I don't think I've ever read of it affecting both at once. The one bird I had with the scissors paralysis lost use of the left leg first then the right. Usually the...
  3. microchick

    chicken won't stand up

    First off, Welcome to Backyard Chickens, I'm glad you found us but sorry you are having problems with your hen. The blood on the egg shell shouldn't be a problem. Even my year old hens will occasionally have that happen when they lay a larger than normal egg and a small capillary breaks from...
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