spraddle leg or what?

gittinrdun2356

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i have a cornish rooster 6 weeks old that cant walk this morning and keeps his balance with his wing he eats, but he just lays there now and cant get up he just balances back and forth does he have spraddle or what could it be he has been with 150 other chicks and chickens for 6 weeks. can he be eaten
 

silkiechicken

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Sounds like you have cornish rocks right? It's pretty common for their legs to give out when they start to get really heavy. As long as he looks healthy becides a slipped tendon or weak joint, you can eat him.
 

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