Is it possible they are overbred? Seems like everyone and their brother started with PekinsGlad to hear he is doing OK.
I've already lost most of my Pekins, most to reproductive disorders or leg problems, and as of now, I just have one. They develop leg problems so easily, she'll probably be the last one, I get on intention. Try to feed them a good diet, ensure they get to play in water often, and occasionally up their B vitamins, is the most you can do really.
They are definitely overbred. I think the main problem is their weight, and the rate at which their bodies grow, the cartilage, and ligaments in their legs are soft and week, and are easily damaged, injured over time. They are meat birds, meant to be butchered once full size, so tend to decline their afterwards and develop leg problems like sprains, strains, osteoarthritis, osteomyelitis, Podermatsisis, nutritional related issues, degenerative joint disease, etc.Is it possible they are overbred? Seems like everyone and their brother started with Pekins