I have a 1 yr old Mille Fleur hen that is experiencing episodic lameness. The first time this happened, after reaching sexual maturity, I freaked out thinking it was Marek's disease; however, after 24 hrs the lameness disappeared and she returned to her usual healthy self with no residual affects. Now, several months after the first episode, she has had a couple of the same periods of lameness, plus she had one occasion of being egg bound. She also recovered from this with no residual problems. Her last lameness occurred yesterday for several hours and this AM she was just fine..............one would never have guessed that the evening before she was completely unable to walk. I spoke with a friend who once had an occasion of Marek's and he said that in his experience once they begin to demonstrate symptoms it is a gradual slide toward death, with no exceptions, so she clearly doesn't demonstrate classic Marek's. Has anyone experienced the same thing or something even similar? Any input would be gratefully received. Thanks in advance.