Legs turn outwards?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NicInNC, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe I'm just overanalzying my chickens legs, but in one of my banty hens, the lower part of her legs seem to turn in outwards. Sometimes she almost stumbles when she walks. What's going on with her? [​IMG]

    Here is a picture and also a video link. In the video, it's the chicken closest to the camera.


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  2. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    I have a BO roo whose legs do the opposite--turn inwards! I'd love to hear what people think might be causing this! Is it a birth defect??? He didn't seem like he had this problem till a few weeks ago!
     
  3. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. jenni2142

    jenni2142 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when dealing with a chick with slipped tendons i did learn from the poultry orthopedist that their leg bones can grow twisted. i think if you catch it early you can splint. here is a link to his board http://www.voy.com/194762/ maybe he can help.
     
  5. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    Quote:THANK YOU!!! I'm going to look into that link!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Could it just be bowlegs? Aka knocked knees. I have a pullet that her knees hit together and he feet turn ouward somewhat.
     

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