Deformed leg/can she roost?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Joseph, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Joseph

    Joseph Hatching

    Jun 4, 2008
    One of our girls has had a deformed leg since she was hatched. We have 7, and she seems to do fine keeping up with them for the most part. The other night they started to roost minus Josie(bad leg). They are 10 weeks old and have not turned on her, in fact they have always looked after her. Will they continue or will they turn on her?
  2. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    Your post has a lot of questions.
    Can she roost? Probably not.
    Will they turn on her? Unless they are stressed by other influences, probably not.

    I had an Australorp that was the same, with a gimpy leg. All he could do was hop around from feeder to waterer and never did roost with the others.
    They never bothered him and he was accepted by them, as far as I know.

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