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cornish rock with bum leg

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by newcomer101, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. newcomer101

    newcomer101 New Egg

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    HELLO everyone we are new to BYC,we got some Cornish Rock Cross chickens about 4 weeks ago (our first time to deal with meat birds) one of them has bad legs it gets around but is growing slower then the rest we put it with some chicks smaller then him and it seemed to help. I think it was because the little ones make him get around more. was wondering if any one else may have ideas to help get him on his feet better
    From research we have found bad legs are common in this breed so we hope someone can help
     
  2. Ameraucanas

    Ameraucanas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! It's true that bum legs are more common in this breed. Is anything visibly wrong with the leg (bumblefoot, swollen, etc.)? Since this is probably caused simply by his body growing too fast for his legs, there's not really anything that you can do to cure it, but you can still give supportive care. Make sure he has a good quality of life and make sure he doesn't have to walk far to reach his food and water. If you could post a picture of his legs it would really help. Also, make sure there is plenty of light in the coop, it's not too hot or too cold, and there are not drafts. Make sure the coop also has good air quality and is clean. Vitamins D and C can be added to his water to increase his bone strength, Vitamin C can also be added if he is in a high-stress situation, or if he is crowded in his coop. Also. water soluble vitamins can be used to increase his overall health. Good luck, and welcome to BYC! Please feel free to PM me with any questions or concerns.
    -Ameraucanas
     
  3. newcomer101

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    Here is a photo of the little guy seems he has hard time keeping it under him and cant stand vary well mostly on one foot don't seem to be any swelling he can move it just has a hard time lifting him self with it kick out when he tries to stand.
     

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