Hi everyone Roo: Black Phillip Race: mix Ayam Cemani and something else Age: about 9 months Issue: looking tired, depressed, has trouble keeping balance (doing the split sometimes, clenches claws), neck held a little bit backwards, sometimes lets his wings hang Duration: stopped crowing a week ago (daylight saving time), looks sick for 4-5 days My poor Phill isn't himself anymore. He still walks around, though very slowly. He eats a little bit, but not enough I think. He can still get into and out of the coop in the morning/evening, but he doesn't roost anymore. He still tries to mate with the chickens, but it doesn't work as he doesn't grab them by the neck anymore... Here's a bit of the history: I have 3 chickens born in April. They were vaccinated (at the hatchery) for bird flu and marek. Black Phillip came into my care at the end of July (age: 5 months). Now at the age of 9 months I think he's showing signs of Marek's. My chickens have only ever come into contact with chickens from the same hatchery with the same vaccinations. His former owner, a hobby breeder, didn't have problems with Marek's. She thinks he couldn't have contracted it from her or my chickens. They do freeroam so Phill could have contracted it from a wild bird without my chickens showing signs, but he's been with us for 4 months and is barely a little chick anymore at the age of 9 months. I realise there is a possibility it's Marek's, but how big are the odds? I went to the vet with him yesterday. She's not a specialist but spent 30 minutes on him. She suspects a neck injury, which I also considered a possibility as 2 days before he got sick a chicken sabotaged the automatic door (don't know how to explain) and the door fell shut. He was still inside and agitated. Maybe he got stuck under the door and pulled himself out? He received a shot of painkillers and vitamins and I'm supposed to continue them for a few days to see how he reacts to them. I put the food on eye level for him this morning and I saw him eating when I left for work. If it doesn't get better we always have the poultry clinic an hour away, but I'm not sure what the use is if nothing changes... I really love him and I hope he will get better. He's been nothing but great for the chickens.