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Healthy 2 month hen then balance bad sits alot walks with

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Healthy 2 month hen then balance bad sits alot walks with head down and uses wings for balance. Seemed better but now found with head pushed beind a rock with legs stretched out.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
You've described a young hen suffering from Marek's disease (herpesvirus). Please take a look at this link and tell me if she resembles the birds in the images: http://birdhealth.com.au/flockbirds/poultry/diseases/mareks_disease.html
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Kerry,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin

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