Sick polish chicken... Possibly Marek's disease?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by amishgal, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. amishgal

    amishgal New Egg

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    Just a few days ago Anastasia was fine. This morning we noticed her in the corner, sitting very still, I thought maybe she was trying to lay her first egg. I reached out to pet her and she did not move. I picked her up and she did not flap her wings, just to rule things out, we checked her bottom. There were loose and stools right where she was sitting, but her bottom was clean, no white droppings, and she is not egg-bound.

    Tonight when we did our evening rounds she was laying on her back (chickens don't lay on their backs!). She was brought in and is going to be separated from the pack for a while. We had to give her electrolytes using a dropper, her neck is wobbly, Her eyes aren't opening, she's not walking, not flapping, not squawking, just not chickening. Please help us figure out what is wrong with dear Anastasia. Any advice will help!
     
  2. coppertop2014

    coppertop2014 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is she?
     
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    coppertop2014 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And do you know how to post pictures of her?
     
  4. amishgal

    amishgal New Egg

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    She is 7 months old. She died about 40 minutes ago. :(
     
  5. coppertop2014

    coppertop2014 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh sooooo sorry. I had ome die from that....

    Hey at least YA know it's mareks
     

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