- Apr 27, 2014
about 2 months ago we lost a year old hen. She started to look as if she was molting, then her comb slumped over, became pale and her eyes lost color. In the end she had a lot of thick saliva and then just died. She looked sick but sill ate and drank water? Then a few days ago a 2 year old hen became paralyzed and died after about 4 days. She looked fine except for not being able to hold herself up. She even laid an egg. Now I have a 3 year old hen who filled up her stomach 3 days ago with liquid to where when you picked her up liquid came out of her mouth, she was lethargic for 2 days but perked up a little, started to eat and drink a lot of water but is now wobbling as if she too is starting to become paralyzed? I don't know what is going on with my free range chickens? All were great egg layers too. I am thinking Mareks Disease? Anything I should do or can do for my sick hen and what can I do to save my remaining flock?