Is it possible for a chicken to get Marek's disease if they haven't come in contact with other chickens? My hen is almost 4 years old. 3 years ago I took her to the local fair. Before you can enter a chicken at the fair they have to do a blood test which I think tests for Marek's. Other that that, this hen has never been in contact with chickens other than her own flock. Today I noticed that she isn't doing well, and I am praying that she is egg bound instead of having Marek's. Is it possible for her to get Marek's if she's never had contact with other chickens except for once several years ago?