I have a splash colored Silkie hen less then a year old. Three days ago we noticed that she wasn't able to jump in the coop.The following day she was laying on her side in the lawn.Hubby picked her up and set her in the coop.I went out the following morning to feed them and she was laying in the same place with a wing sprawled out. I decided to put her in a kennel in the house so I could watch her,plus our young Sulton was walking on her. She isn't able to stand at all. She falls to one side and tries to use her wings for balance. We also noticed that her vent opening is pushed out and red!! She only drank a small bit on her own yesterday. We are giving her antibiotics with a syringe and also water.We are so afraid that she may have Marek's. When she breaths she makes a noise like she is stuffed up She is eating some and drinking water as we out it close to her so she can stretch her neck out some to get to it. .She is usually our little spit fire and tiny eating machine! Can anyone offer and advice or thoughts on what she has? I feel it may be of Merek's. PS... upon getting home this evening. I expelled an egg ! Question.... Does Egg Binding cause paralysis? She is still not able to walk, but have noticed a large increase in her mood... and she is eating.