limping/parlysis hen - is it Marek's?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by amywaterman, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. amywaterman

    amywaterman Hatching

    Feb 24, 2008
    My Plymouth rock, who is about 8 months old, has developed a bad limp in both legs. Spends most time sitting with feet in front of her. Cannot get into nesting box. Seems fine in every other way...eating well, laying well, clean, healthy looking, involved with house mates, etc. Was told this is possibly Marek's disease but all the descriptions don't seem to jive. She seems to be getting a bit better in that she is getting around a little more. Anyone heard of this? Also, are her eggs safe to eat? Thanks.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Hmm... I am not sure. As long as you haven't treated her for anything, her eggs should be safe to eat. How are the other birds? Diet? Treats? History of the flock?
  3. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    I though merks only acurred in young chickens

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