- Apr 29, 2014
Hello to all and so many thanks for the helpful threads I've found here. It brought me to joining the forum yesterday with the intention of paying it forward. Meanwhile, I have a 6 month old RIR pullet in a small flock of four (noone else has symptoms but her, she has been isolated, getting the royal treatment for a month now) with Marek's like symptoms. The floppiness and paralysis have worked their way down her body, with muscle control slowly returning to neck, wings etc. Her feet seem to afflicted now, but with Hypericum 30ch (2 pellets) three times a day in a dropper, she remains bright eyed, with a normal crop/comb/digestion/appetite/weight. Have any of you ever seen a hen go through Marek's and recover progressively like this? How long should I hang in there? She can't really walk, but she scoots in her own way and doesn't seem to be in any pain, I'd feel terrible euthanizing her if she isn't suffering? Many thanks for any thoughts!