Chick with deformed legs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shareverwonder, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. shareverwonder

    shareverwonder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rooster is 4 weeks old. His legs are bent and he seems to be walking on his hocks(?). He hobbles around like a duck. Most of the time he sits by himself since he can't walk around as fast as the other chickens. Is there anything I can do for him? He doesn't seem to be in any pain, but I feel sorry for the little guy.
     
  2. ms.cluckling

    ms.cluckling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    was he born this way?
    what breed is he?
     
  3. shareverwonder

    shareverwonder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ms.cluckling :

    was he born this way?
    what breed is he?

    I didn't notice his legs until about two weeks ago, I couldn't say if he was born that way or not. He is a Rhode Island Red.​
     
  4. ms.cluckling

    ms.cluckling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there probably isnt anything you can do about it, but if he doesnt appear to be in pain, it shouldn't be a big problem. He's just special [​IMG]
    Good luck, and post pictures if you can!
     
  5. shareverwonder

    shareverwonder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll try to post some pics as soon as I can. No doubt he will be special to us.[​IMG]

    I think I am not meant to have a roo. The first one we had (a white leg horn) we had to get rid of because he kept attacking everyone and now this one [​IMG]
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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