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Rooster lifting legs high when walking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mariwood, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. mariwood

    mariwood Just Hatched

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    Not strutting, looks like a soldier lifting legs high and straight out with each step. Has anyone ever seen this?
     
  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your roosters spurs are really long,he has to walk really high,otherwise he'll trip himself.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I think some neurological conditions such as Mareks disease may cause that. Has he had any falls or injuries? I would start some poultry vitamins in his water each day that include riboflavin, thiamine, and vitamin E, in case of a vitamin deficiency. Continue to watch him for any possible paralysis of either leg or wings, or other symptoms.
     

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