Does my hen have Marek's?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cackleberrycam, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. cackleberrycam

    cackleberrycam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started to notice that one of my hens has strange looking eyes. I think she might have Marek's but I am not sure.... She has not shown any other symptoms and is walking and eating good.

    Here is a pic:
    (If you look closely at her eyes, it seems that there are brown specks in it.)

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    Thank you! :)
     
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  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Brown flecks are fine. I don't see anything that would resemble Marek's in her eyes. And it would usually accompany wasting for no reason. Like eating and getting skinnier until you find this lime green/blue poop.

    That's "usually". Marek's has no defined symptoms but some symptoms are common in Marek's.

    Does she aim at food and not pick it up like she has no depth perception?
     
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  3. cackleberrycam

    cackleberrycam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. She eats fine. She is very skinny, but that is because I rescued her from a neighbor that doesn't care about his chickens. She was starving in the snow.
     
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  4. Soot the silkie

    Soot the silkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No she does not have mareks. That is super sad that she was starving in the snow. Poor girl.
     
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  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I'm sorry she's skinny, and there's a reason for her being skinny.
     
  6. cackleberrycam

    cackleberrycam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, guys! :)
     

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