Cornish X Rock not walking... Advise please

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Codeno1, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Codeno1

    Codeno1 Hatching

    Jan 13, 2011
    Good morning, I have a flock of X-Rocks and 1 of them has not been walking for a few days. They are about 1 month old. I have separated her from the rest so she can eat and drink, and she is. I know these breeds have leg problems, is there anything I can do to help her or is she approaching the end? Your advise is appreciated.

  2. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Your right leg problems do accure, it's the nature of the beast when it comes to CCX. If it is 4 wks old it's big enough to get a nice little game hen dressed for the table. Unfortunately you can't realy fix the leg problem now it just won't take and these meat birds don't handle stress well at all. Processing it I think is the best option at this time. Don't dawdle on this cause the bird will only go down hill from here, sometimes you have to do the right thing and it was destine for the freezer anyway.
  3. Squishypuff

    Squishypuff Songster

    Mar 14, 2011
    Kernersville, NC
    I would also process, rather than risk it dying on its own and losing out on the meat.

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