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Marek's Disease

 
Jeremey Weeks
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Is anyone familiar with marek's disease?

I have a month old chicken that sits oddly. It sits with one leg out and will switch, pulling that leg in and putting the other out. When I approach, it jumps up and runs off like there is no issue. I examined the bird and don't see any lesions, signs of sickness or anything.

Is this Marek's?

 
Renate Howard
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It looks to me like it's enjoying the sunshine. They'll stretch out legs or wings to soak up the rays. When they dust bathe it can look like they're having a seizure too. When I was new to chickens there were a few times I was sure mine were dying of some neurological disorder. Until I approached and they walked away. LOL!

If it were Marek's, it would have paralysis or limping, be off feed, act sick, go off alone.
 
Jeremey Weeks
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Thanks for the diagnosis!

I feel like a first time parent--somewhat paranoid.
 
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