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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

    Aug 3, 2015
    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

    Sep 25, 2015
    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

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    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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