7 week old cornish roaster leg problem and shivers

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Goldendoodles, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. Goldendoodles

    Goldendoodles Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 16, 2009
    Hi everyone!
    I'm new to this forum and to chickens. This is my first batch . I ordered 27, 7 of which are Cornish roasters. I got cornish roasters instead of cornish x because they're supposed to grow a little slower and aren't suposed to have as many health problems, but one of mine went and got a gimpy leg, a week or so ago and now doesn't even move. ( just sits in front of the food and water) We've been hoping it would recover, but now it seems unlikely:( we have resolved to butcher him tonight. He's seven weeks old. But for the past few days he's been shivering on and off, especially in the mornings and even in the afternoon and evenings when it's warm. i'm just wondering if he's still okay to eat or if we should just put him out of his misery and dispose of the carcass.
    in the mean time the other 6 Cornish roasters are doing great.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by