New rooster shrugging

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PapasgoneBirdy, May 22, 2012.

  1. PapasgoneBirdy

    PapasgoneBirdy In the Brooder

    May 5, 2012
    I recently got a trio of easter eggers, the hens are fine but the rooster since day one will not stand up straight. He looks like a dog thats about to get hit kind of shrugged down, not extending his neck or standing staright up like the other birds. He's still a peeper not an adult, about the size of a large pigeon. Doesn't seem to have any injury, not limping, eats and drinks. Anyone know? I can put up a picture once it stops raining.
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Does he have scoliosis (spinal curvature)? That is a not uncommon hatch/genetic defect.

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