Hips Out On Young Heavy Breed - Possible Treatment??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dewey101, May 19, 2008.

  1. Dewey101

    Dewey101 Songster

    Oct 29, 2007
    I have a buff pullet that's a little more than a month old. It's been healthy and doing fine since I got it. However when I checked it today, it was laying over and couldn't get up as if its hips went out. I know this sometimes happens with larger breeds because their legs can't keep up with its growth, but is there anything I can do to better its chances of survival and getting better?
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    I know of no cut and dry solution for you on this... here are my collected articles on leg problems (many of them deal with leg problems specific to heavy breeds)... diet is such a very important factor in preventing this... once it is there however :aww
    Have a look to see if anything rings a bell in your particular situation and also for info to help you prevent this in the future with your other birds:
    Last edited: May 20, 2008

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