Hen with mareks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mattc102, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. mattc102

    mattc102 In the Brooder

    Dec 23, 2014
    I have a hen with mareks that has survived 2 weeks , she got it first then another one that died but she is still alive. Is she worth trying to nurse back to health or just cull her. I figured she survived this long that she is putting uo a fight. She eats and drinks on her own and poops out really healthy looking poop thats big and normal colors . She cant stand due to perilysis and hangs a wing to the side.

  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Free Ranging

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    I'm sorry you are having trouble.
    Could you possibly have one tested to make sure Marek's is what you are dealing with?
    I do recommend that you read at least the first link provided. It is long, but has useful information, a good overview of Marek's and other illnesses/disorders that have similar symptoms/signs of Marek's. As far as what to do, that will ultimately be your decision. Marek's can survive for a long time in the environment, so there will be a risk of other birds getting it in the future, this is also covered in the same article.
    Hope it helps.


    Last edited: Mar 5, 2016

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