I am a happy farmer with 23 chickens. My whole flock has Marek's disease so I spend a lot of time monitoring them for progression of symptoms. I only have one now that shows neuro signs and I help her walk to the water or food on days that she runs out of energy. I bought 3 chicks from a woman in Maryland and they had the disease. So I enjoy everyone else's chick stories until my entire flock passes, however long that takes. I thoroughly enjoy feeding them by hand and having them follow me all around the farm.