I tried searching this topic first but didn't really find much. Maybe I was entering the wrong search criteria. Anyway....
I have an almost 3 yr old standard Cochin rooster who has gone downhill in the last week or two. He has developed
a twisty neck and seems to be quite off balance. He has been somewhat crippled since his first year. Something wrong
with a leg. It just would not bend either at the hip or thigh, I'm not sure but it never affected him getting around.
He used to sleep with some other chickens who started picking on him. They got kicked out and now sleep in another
coop. This problem seems to have started around the time he got picked on.
He is in a coop to himself except for a little Millie rooster who is his buddy and also gets picked on.
He is able to eat and drink on his own but is not getting around good at all. I have to help him get into the inside part
of the coop at night but he seems to manage to get out in the morning.
I have never seen this problem in a chicken before, He is able to straighten his neck out when he eats and drinks but
then it gets twisty again and he looks like he is looking at the sky.
"Chester" is a really sweet guy, Never bothered anybody and not a mean rooster. Advice please.