2 juvenile sexlinks having leg issues

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jammersgirl, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. jammersgirl

    jammersgirl In the Brooder

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    These were hatched the last week of January. The 2 biggest chickens in the group of 40. Yesterday, I noticed one hen was having trouble walking, one foot was buckled under. Today, her sister is having the same issue. I have separated them from the flock.(1 yesterday and 1 today) I called the hatchery today, they have no information. They said they have never heard of a leg problem in sexlinks. I gave the first one rooster booster yesterday for the vitamin b, in case that is the problem. The 2 are together today, so other one is also drinking it. My question is, how long does it take to rule out a vitamin deficiency? I think it is strange the only 2 having issues are the same breed. They have all been together since hatching. I have never seen this before. Any suggestions would be great.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Enabler

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    Make sure your vitamins contain riboflavin. Riboflavin deficiency can cause curling under of the toes, and walking on the hocks. Rooster booster is a brand. If your are using NutriDrench, it does not contain riboflavin. Poultry Cell does, and Rooster Booster vitamins with Lactobacillus does also. Just read labels. Pictures of the feet can help.
     

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