We are new to chickens and live in the city but have a huge yard and an awesome coop. We got three chickens when they were about 4 months old and have had no problems. They all seem happy and healthy. The only weird thing is that MH (the Delaware) had eyes that were always a little more closed than the other chickens. Seemed she could see fine and always acted normal, just always kind of at half mast. Shes super friendly too, loves to be touched and interact with you. She started laying later than the other two, at about 6.5 months, and her eggs are strangely shaped. Very long and thin for chicken eggs. I'm not sure if that's connected but I thought it worth mentioning. Is there any way the eggs shape can have adverse effects or get stuck somehow? A few days ago she started walking funny. I though she had hurt her leg somehow and of course it's going to be hard for a chicken to walk with only one leg and she was flapping her wing as though to balance herself. She was still eating and drinking. Today she cannot walk at all and does not react when I touch her feet. I don't think she has eaten today and I have had to syringe an electrolyte/vitamin water mix into her to get her to drink anything. She is inside now away from the other chickens in case she has Mareks or something. She is also usually the noisiest bird you've ever heard and now it sounds like she's losing her voice, like when a person does and it gets very hoarse. Should she be laying still? I used to be a vet tech and the only think I have ever seen which compares to this is when a cat throws a clot and it gets stuck in the T in the pelvis area where the blood vessels split and they are paralyzed from the waist down. We don't know much about chickens and I can't afford to take her to the bird vet but I would like to do everything I can for her. She's a great chicken and I don't want her to suffer. Thanks to anyone who can help my Moneyheney.