Alright, I cave, I need more info about this. I've read a lot about this and some say you can 'cure' it, others you can get rid of the symptoms and they get better but are carriers. The rest say it is fatal and that's it, cull. It's supposed to be in the ground and all around us all the time, even if you don't have birds. I'm talking about Marek's. What is true? Some of the birds, they give it their all so I want to get them over the symptoms and get better. What would be the best way to care for them and what do I give them to get them back to normal? Can birds with a bum leg or worse, can this neurological issue be fixed? Or will they always be paralyzed and need special care forever? I have a hen, she has been broody, but one day her leg turned into a limp. Then 2 days later, her other leg has gone bad and one wing she cannot move. She was up in the nests, I brought her down to eat and drink. Tomorrow she is going into the outdoor hutch. But since she cannot move much what so ever, I'm worried how she will do. She is now a year old, one of my original Jap mix hens, still has the orange leg band. I thought older birds wouldn't get sick or at least it wouldn't be as common. She has not lost any weight, missed a few meals, but that all. I have another, a Cochin hen, young. She is in the hutch and has started to make her way around even with her bum leg. She hasn't gotten worse, she is a fighter and doesn't accept failure. She did loose weight, but has slowly gained. I also have a little roo, he is near a year old as well. He has a bad leg and has gotten beat up by other roosters. So he is in the hutch, but he can move. No weight loss. The only one who can't is the Jap hen. I want to know as much about how to help them as I can. What drugs, food, holistic meds, etc I can try.