Limping cockerel

98Luna

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My Barred Rock cockerel limps on his right leg. He doesn't have any injuries or anything. He is young, but very tall, and his legs are really long, and I'm wondering if this is normal for a BR. His legs make up about half or more of his height. I would post pics but I lost my iPod charger.
 

Eggcessive

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Look at the bottom of his foot for swelling and sometimes a black dot which is called bumblefoot, a staph infection. He could have injured it jumping down from a roost which is common. That might require a rest in a crate for a few days. Vitamins are always good for leg and foot problems in case of vitamin deficiency. A multi_B tablet dissolved in the water every day is an easy way to give them.
 

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