I know, I know- weird subject line but I can't phrase it any better. Here's the situation- I have a year old barn yard mix rooster I've been treating for a wound for about two weeks now. He's got a HUGE swollen hole on his neck- it looks like an abscess that has split, so I've been treating it accordingly. He's not eating a lot, as I'm sure the lump the size of a kiwi is quite distressing. In the past three days, he's taken to extending one leg out behind him when he's laying down. I can re-position it and he seems to have strength and control of the leg, but within a few hours he'll have it stretched out again. At first I thought he may have injured it jumping off the bathroom counter, but he can stand on it- although he's very wobbly in general. Of course, I am haunted by the marek's pictures I've seen of the splayed legs and I'm wondering if any one has seen that sort of neurological behavior in anything other than marek's disease. Any info greatly appreciated.