Hello! Has anyone every seen a deformity such as this? Today I brought home four new birds to add to my small flock. A very nice guy from a local advert met me at his acreage, scooped up two at a swipe with a large net and placed them in the big box I had brought with me to transport them home. Fifteen minutes later when I released them into their segregated run I notice one limping and upon a closer look see that the poor thing's foot looks like it is backwards and she is walking on an inverted ankle! All the girls are very tame and can be handled easily so I manipulated the leg in every direction with no objection from her so she definitely is in no pain. She ate and drank just like the others and there was no bullying within the group. The only thing I've noted is that the others will lean on and even walk on her, probably because she's mostly sitting on the ground. This bird is about four months old and has clearly been like this awhile.
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