need info please

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by happie, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. happie

    happie New Egg

    Sep 27, 2012
    Can anyone tell me why the male chicken is not walking right his feet are out as can be seen in the first picture in the other picture you can see that he doesn't sit right either sometimes sits on the knees he can't stand on a stick it started about 2 weeks ago is that a problem is there something to do for it

    i also wanted to know if these are the egg laying chickens they are about 5 months old should i expect anything from them yet or when do they need anything special to eat besides the regular corn veg...
    thanks for the info


  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    I would not be surprised if your cockerel is suffering from a vitamin deficiency. In a caged environment such as you show chickens can not forage for items needed to 'balance' their diets. You need to provide a chick grower formula as soon as is possible.
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] I'm afraid I can't tell you what's wrong with your roo. But repost your question and pics here: Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures. I'm sure someone there will be able to help you. I'm not sure what breeds your chickens are, but if the hens are 5 months old they should start laying within the next few weeks. You can feed them either flock raiser with oystershell offered on the side for extra calcium or layer, which is like flock raiser, but has extra calcium to meet the layers needs. Either way it is important that the hens get a well balanced feed with extra calcium for their egg shells.

    Good luck with your roo and Merry Christmas!
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! I second the advice of sumi - best of luck to you!

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Sep 27, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!!

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