Rooster lifting legs high when walking


In the Brooder
Aug 3, 2015
Not strutting, looks like a soldier lifting legs high and straight out with each step. Has anyone ever seen this?
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.
I have a rooster that does this also. I have 2 infact. Did he get worse or have other symptoms ? How is he now? I’m wondering if it’s genetic. Father and son do it.

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