In the last few weeks my cornish rock rooster has gained a lot of weight very quickly by eating his (plus everyone else's portions.)
Now he is what I consider overweight and can barely walk. He just waddles a little, gets exhausted, and falls back on his hind quarters.
I have had to separate him from the others in case he hurt himself.
He has his shots and is wormed too so I don't think it is a disease making him hobble but if it is his weight causing it how long should it take with me cutting him back down to half the amount of food he has been gobbling down back to his normal weight?
Several weeks or?
He is a free range bird but he acts like he has had a stroke in his foot or hip or something so now I have him inside in a large box away from the herd. I don't think the other rooster got a hold of him.
Would helping him lose weight help him to walk again or will he be like this from now on even if he loses weight?