rooster with battered knees

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Silvester, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. Silvester

    Silvester Out Of The Brooder

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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?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Photos will help[​IMG]
     
  3. Silvester

    Silvester Out Of The Brooder

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    I couldn't get him to hold still and it's too hot to chase him around...
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    It seems to only be on the front of the knee (inside the bend), but on both legs.

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  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    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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