Bow-legged 9wk old rooster??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by callahanfarmgirl, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. callahanfarmgirl

    callahanfarmgirl Chirping

    Apr 4, 2011
    My RIR rooster is 9wks old and is very much bow-legged. He was hatched from a neighbors fertile egg by my broody. Did I do something wrong to cause this. I have pine shavings on floor of brooder and his toes are straight. Does anyone know what could cause this?

  2. Barrdwing

    Barrdwing Songster

    Can you post a photo? It might be possible to guess from that what part of his legs are the source of the problem. Off the cuff, if his feet are straight and if he's on a good-quality chick feed, then that would rule out my two biggest suspects and the likeliest cause is a genetic flaw.

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