Chic appears to have weak joints


In the Brooder
Jun 12, 2017
Ball Ground, GA
We bought 8 pullets, that are now about 9 weeks old. The largest of the chicks seems to be having trouble walking do to weakness in her joints. She is quite a bit larger than the others, more mature comb, and we are even questioning if she is a hen or roster. She is eating well but it appears that her big legs have weak joints. Any suggestions?


Returning to the addiction
10 Years
May 20, 2012
Ok so then she should be a hen (isa brown roosters would be white, hens red/brown).

Adding some calcium and vitamin D3 to the diet may help, it sounds like she is growing too fast though for her bones. Try giving a feed with lower protein levels to slow her growth rate a bit.

Here's a link to TONS of information on leg/foot problems in poultry if you want to do a little more reading into this

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