rooster with battered knees

Silvester

Chirping
7 Years
Oct 10, 2012
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10
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Milton, PA
I have a wyandot rooster whose knees seem to be battered to heck and back. It kind looks like when you fall down on gravel, but it was all broken glass.... Sort of like the face of a muscovy duck, but on his knees. I took a close look at them a while back and though maybe he was just fighting and got the losing end of it (no blood), but it's been a while and they don't seem to have "healed".

Sorry, no pics right now, but I think the explanation might be enough...

Is this a common thing with the breed?
Is it something I need to be concerned about?
 

Wyorp Rock

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Photos will help
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Silvester

Chirping
7 Years
Oct 10, 2012
72
10
99
Milton, PA
I couldn't get him to hold still and it's too hot to chase him around...


It seems to only be on the front of the knee (inside the bend), but on both legs.







 
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Wyorp Rock

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I have a wyandot rooster whose knees seem to be battered to heck and back. It kind looks like when you fall down on gravel, but it was all broken glass.... Sort of like the face of a muscovy duck, but on his knees. I took a close look at them a while back and though maybe he was just fighting and got the losing end of it (no blood), but it's been a while and they don't seem to have "healed".

Sorry, no pics right now, but I think the explanation might be enough...

Is this a common thing with the breed?
Is it something I need to be concerned about?
No, that is not common.
I don't know what that is.

Does he have any trouble walking?

You may want to wait until he roosts so you can get a better look at the hocks. It could be tumors or something similar.

If you have a vet, you may want to have him examined.
 

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