Limping silver pheasant

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  1. PheasantsFirst

    PheasantsFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I noticed my male silver pheasant was limping. He stands on one foot and holds the other on up and curled up. When he walks he really favors this foot and only slightly opens it. It is kinda like he is walking on his fist. Other than this he doesn't seem to have any other injuries and seems as active as ever. Any ideas what the problem is?
     
  2. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry to even have to ask this but has he been vaccinated for Mareks Disease, either way isolate him asap as a precaution.
     
  3. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. PheasantsFirst

    PheasantsFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Research Mareks, there's a great thread on this site about it, it has a big list of symptoms.
     
  6. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Discribe his roost.Is it possible he cut the bottom and doesn't want to put weight on it?Is his foot turning black?
    In N.H.,Tony.
     

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