Neglected Rooster

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Flying Chicken in the sky, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Flying Chicken in the sky

    Flying Chicken in the sky Out Of The Brooder

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    We had gone to a farm in SD to get some Sicilian Butter Cup chickens. When we arrived, I was horrified at the condition of the rooster. He had very long and twisted toe nails.

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    ...now for the biggest surprise. His spurs were terrifyingly long!

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    After Sawing the spurs off, He finally was able to walk normally. We left the spurs at about an inch long. We also clipped the long toe nails.

    He was much happier.

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    After three weeks of owning Red, he started getting tired and less out going. He looked a little depressed. He became weaker everyday. One day, I found him dead.

    RIP Red. You were a sweet rooster.
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    How sad. At least you gave him a few weeks of a normal life.
     
  3. DaffyDuck98

    DaffyDuck98 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thats to sad!
     
  4. Dowie

    Dowie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm...i wonder if all of that excess protein growth, the toenails and spurs, are symptoms of a disease? Poor guy. It's so nice he got to walk around and be happy for a little while. He was very handsome.
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    The feather condition looks good. With long nails and spurs, just looks like he's been caged for a long time. Without natural wear on nails from digging, and running around feely to break his spurs off when they get too long, I can see how they are all over grown.
     
  6. Desirai

    Desirai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor little guy... at least you gave him a happier end to his life
     
  7. bj taylor

    bj taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm glad you gave him some quality of life.
     
  8. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

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