Rooster's leg turning out... Help! (pictures)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jordy10, May 30, 2016.

  1. jordy10

    jordy10 Hatching

    May 6, 2016
    North Alabama
    My Olive Egger rooster's leg is turning out at the knee and seems to be getting worse. He is 3 months old, and I have had him since 1 week and didn't notice any problems until he was about 2 months old. His thigh and hip seem to be aligned correctly, and he doesn't seem to be in pain. Just has to rest more often than the others. Is there anything I can do to correct this or keep it from getting worse?



  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Enabler

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    It looks like pictures of a leg bone deformity called varus-valgus deformity. As the chicken grows the hock tendon can rupture. Some might call this a slipped tendon, but there are numerous leg provlems in poultry. You might do some research here on BYC in the search box at the rop of the page, and also on Poultry Pedia Podiatry.
    Last edited: May 31, 2016

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