Sad way to start the new year....! I put down my hen today. Friday she was fine. Yesterday, she was a little sluggish. I didn't really think anything of it until today, when she could barely crawl out of the coop. She would stand up and fall over and spent most of her time hunched up in the corner of the coop. It happened so quickly. She seemed very addled and when I picked her up, she just drooped in my arms and closed her eyes. When I sat her down, she would try to move and then stumble and lose her balance and fall. After doing some research, we made the decision to put her down. Now what? I'm not 100 percent sure this is Marek's, but I think it sounds like it, from everything we've read. We have five more hens and a rooster in her coop. Is there a good chance the others would get it? Anything I should be giving the others? Also, we are going to be having chicks this spring. Once you have Marek's, do you always have Marek's? I hadn't had my chicks vaccinated before but now I'm thinking I will. Also, we have two other coops, a pretty good distance away from the coop with my sick hen. Are they at risk? Would it be safe to use this particular coop again for chickens? I was so sad. She was one of my favorite hens, a beautiful lavender Orpington. She was about eight months and hadn't started laying. Thanks so much!