When I was searching Marek's disease I found 2 different homeopathic remedies/recipes at The Happy Hen House. I thought that it was worth a try so I have been using both to treat my girl. She is doing better after 2 weeks so I am going to keep treating her. One uses cranberry, brazil nut, garlic, and pomegranate and the other uses hypericum. CRANBERRY, BRAZIL NUT, GARLIC, AND POMEGRANATE Treatment: Every morning and evening Put 3 or 4 cranberries fresh if possible if not canned will be fine 1 whole Brazil nut, no shell of course All into a blender and using a crop tube put into the hens crop Or force-feed these items cutting the Brazil nut up into quarters to force feed to the hen This will be all the protein and calcium she'll need for the day. Instead of water put out a fifty fifty mixture of Pom wonderful and Gatorade. If she cant drink on her own you will have to soak a piece of bread and feed her that way or with an eyedropper. . She will need about five tablespoons in the morning and three at night. Evenings: Poke a whole garlic clove down her gullet with two less cranberries. This is a blood thinner. You may want to also take the opportunity to spray her with one of the pet store versions of lice spray. Parasites end up eating a bird in this condition alive, as they can no longer dust bathe. Cranberry juice Is used to treat urinary tract infections in people - it acidifies the urine, making the bladder unwelcome to bacteria Pom wonderful: Pom wonderful is a juice for people. They sell it in just about every supermarket. No water just Pom wonderful - use one part regular human strength Gatorade per three parts Pom wonderful I have seen Pom juice in my local Asian market. Might call around or make a shopping trip though it is not something lots of people in my part of the world drink, it apparently is quite popular among those who have emigrated here from other parts of the world. I will have to try it some time. HYPERICUM - 1 tablespoon of DISTILLED water per tablet Hypericum (must be distilled water, tap water is ionized and will deactivate the Hypericum) - MUST be mixed in a GLASS or PLASTIC bowl (metal with react with the water and herb) - drip 5-10 drops (bantam) or 10-15 drops (large fowl) on the afflicted bird's tongue. Be sure the bird rubs its beak together because the Hypericum MUST touch the sinuses (located on the roof of the mouth) in order to work - treat every 12 hours (morning and night) with a fresh batch - recovery may be as quick as 1 day or as slow as several months The treatment works best if you begin treating early. If you delay treatment, the Hypericum may not work or it may be a very slow recovery. IF YOU OVERDOSE YOUR BIRDS ON HYPERICUM, don't worry. The bird will exhibit extreme symptoms, and make a drastic improvement within a 24 hours. Hypericum is also helpful for pain. Only treat birds that are showing symptoms.