Found this site and then was recommended this site on several occasions. MUST be good! I am new to raising chickens and I currently have 2 Americanus, 1 Black Sexlink, and one Barred rock. Only since January so I am really new! Will be searching through some of the many posts. My sexlink went lame 2 days ago. need to find out if this is Mareks how soon after paralysis does death occur. she is eating and drinking and pretty alert. She is also between 8-10 weeks so I know she isn't egg bound. Will search around since I know there are several threads in regards to this and other possibilities. Thanks for being here for us chicken owners!!