I'm hoping you guys here could give me some advice... It's one of our BCM's she's about 6 mos old... we're not in it to show/breed/sell right now they're just pets and give us eggs and when the barnies start laying hopefully sell the extra eggs to eat. That said, she's not a perfect specimen (i.e. not much feathering on her feet, not as much copper) but she's not bad either . You guys know that replace a pullet like this that is already laying is upwards of $20... Both legs seem to be paralyzed. It started in her left leg and two days later it's both legs. She's been separated from the flock and nobody else is showing any symptoms. She doesn't have anything wrong with her other wise... no other symptoms of anything. She hasn't laid since this started (it's been 5 days). She still eats and drinks, although not as much the last day or two, I've been trying a couple things like adding vitamins for the last couple days. I can't say though that I've seen any improvement and she doesn't react to touch on her feet and legs. I'm fine to wait it out if she'll get better (I have a horse with EPM- a neurological condition so I'm no stranger to the healing process) but I want to make sure I am not being cruel by keeping her alive just because i can't put her out of her misery if she is in any. In horses, appetite is a good indicator of how they're feeling and you can't exactly force feed a horse. If her appetite does continue to decrease and force feeding is neccessary am I still doing the right thing? After a week what are the realistic chances she will be self sufficient again? Am I getting my hopes up too much? I've done several search on here about ways to treat her and am working on a couple... I'm not so much looking for treatment advice but for advice on her quality of life.