Rooster lifting legs high when walking

mariwood

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

Eggcessive

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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.
 

iambebabeba

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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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