HI. I am a new member and joined because one of our chickens is paralysed and breathing quite heavily. She was found paralysed sitting in the grass but we gave her some food and she seemed fine. I thought it might be marek's disease but apparently they have one leg foward and one leg back and both hers are facing backwards. Also she was paralysed suddenly and not over a few days. I think mareks comes about slowly? She started breathing more heavily yesterday. She is still eating and drinking but seems to be a bit more unwell today. I would feel really bad if I put her to sleep if their was an easy solution but my parents will not take her to the vets unless there is a proper diagnosis etc., PLease please help if you have any ideas about what it might be, THanks.