Thank you for the info. Another reason we didn’t x-ray was because Ginger showed no pain reaction when the vet manipulated her legs, feet, back etc.I thought of Mareks at first, but it seemed more like an injury, such as a dislocated hip or sprain, or a fracture. Xrays are usually a minimum of $100 and a second one is at least $50 more, and most times they like to do 2 views.
Upper leg injuries are said to be much harder to heal if there is a fracture, since splinting has to include the area above and below the break. Well, I am hoping that you see some improvement soon with the medications.
Just for info and reading, I am posting some good articles about Mareks, although I am hoping that is not the problem:
https://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_docs/programs/poultry/FS-1007 Recognizing and Preventing Mareks Disease in Small Flocks.pdf
I would have expected a little wincing or something; but nothing. I did find it interesting in the Mareks article that labored breathing was another indication. I’m glad Ginger is isolated and my youngest birds have vaccinated. It is so helpful and reassuring just have people like to talk to about this stuff. Thank you so much.