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Today I had to put down one of my girls. She had a virus that paralyses them. Any one know about that?
 

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Could it have been mareks disease? It can cause paralysis. We have it in our flock. It's very contagious, but some chickens are resistant to it.
The vet mentioned something like that. I have never had this before. My other chicken is ok. But I suspect that she may get it too. They shared a coup. They were both free range. Not caged. I am going to miss her quirks
 

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I believe Mareks is only an chicken disease, but I am not 100% sure. Maybe your other chicken will be resistant to it. Some are, but if they were housed together, I'm sorry to say it's likely she has it too. :( We have a flock of twenty and only two have had paralysis. We had two pass away in the past year, but the rest show no signs of it.
 

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Thank you. One was cheeky the other loves cuddles. I am looking at finding a partner for my lone free range. She looks for her friend allot.
 
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