- Feb 1, 2018
Ummm...no, where is it? Rest is good, as is a soft landing area - I suspect this is the problem. Is there any way you can lower that shelf?I did get the video posted, finally There isn't any obvious injury or deformity in the leg. He was fine yesterday morning and limping by late afternoon. His roost is about 4ft off the ground. I know it's high..It's a metal shelf that all my chicks roost on for unknown reasons. I'm going to put hay and pine chips in front of it so he at least has a soft landing in the morning. I'm not going to let him free range tomorrow so he can get some rest and I can keep a close eye on him. Were you able to see the video?? His gait is off..
I really think he has injured it by jumping from 4ft - that is high! If you can put the shelf at 2ft that would be much better, lots of soft landing material as you suggested. If he will allow you, try to massage his leg in the afternoon when he is hurting.It shows on top of my first post. I can take the shelf out. That'd eliminate that, I just didn't think that was the problem as he was not limping in the morning when I let him out, he started limping later in the afternoon.
He can put weight on the right leg when standing still, but limps to get around. I also noticed that at times his right foot just slips behind him instead of making contact with the ground.