Strange Leg

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MrsRevDr, May 23, 2011.

  1. MrsRevDr

    MrsRevDr In the Brooder

    May 10, 2011
    My 7 week old RIR have the run of a large yard now, I started to notice that one of the chickens stands with two legs, but one of the legs seems turned a funny way at the joint, however when he runs a long distance he does so on one leg, which I didn't know was possible. He's healthy in every other way and keeps up with the others just fine, is there any way of fixing the leg, is it some kind of hereditary thing? Should I just not worry about it as long as he can get around fine?
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I wouldn't know about fixing it, but if he gets around fine maybe there really isn't any need.

    Here's a *bump*. Perhaps someone will come along that has had experience with this sort of thing.
  3. ky-chicken-farmer

    ky-chicken-farmer In the Brooder

    Apr 28, 2011
    I have a RIR Roo who has the same problem, he is now 16 wks old and looks as healthy as all the other. As long as he stays healthy i will keep him

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