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9 week old Buff's leg

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by davef72, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. davef72

    davef72 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my 9 week old Buff Orpingtons appears to be favoring her right leg. I inspected her thoroughly to check for a broken leg and noticed nothing. When I watch her walk, she favors this leg, but her other leg also appears to be turned to the right as well.

    Is this a possible birth defect? Has anyone on here ever had this happen to one of their pullets?

    Her appetite is fine & she seems to be doing well, getting around on it & holding her own with the other eleven girls.
    I have noticed her size is smaller & she is not growing like the other girls.

    Any recommendations?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  3. davef72

    davef72 Out Of The Brooder

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    @Wyorp Rock

    It's the same issue, and was hoping to see if this has happened to any other owners.
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Do you have any pictures or a video. Sometimes it helps to "see" the question being asked[​IMG]
     
  5. davef72

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    @Wyorp Rock

    I'll try to get one in the next day or two. I've got to coach a soccer game this evening, but maybe Tuesday night
     
  6. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sounds good!
     

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