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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Wisher1000, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. I'd say he's got some really weak tendons. I've never seen one that bad. Perhaps you can get some calcium rich foods into him and make sure he's the one getting them. How old is he? Has he always been like that? When my cockerels reach 3-4 months of age, if I feed them regular chick starter, they develop hock problems where they start walking funny. "Funny" in this instance is with really stiff toes, always having their toes fully spread out and also lifting their feet higher than necessary to take a step. Changing them over to lay pellets at that time fixed it but since I started using Flock Raiser (higher calcium) for my chicks I haven't seen this issue.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    I didn't even know Pita Pinta were in the US.

    A well known conservative Chicago journalist, George Will, said he never drinks when he goes to Wrigley. He said, if you go to the game inebriated you leave sober.

    He also said, "the whole idea of a suffering cubs fan would be lost if they ever won the world series."

    When the Cardinals built a new stadium in 2006, there was a good joke.

    "What do the Cardinals and the Cubs have in common?
    Neither team has won a World Series in their new stadium."

    The Cardinals ruined the joke almost immediately by winning the World Series in 5 games against Detroit in the new stadium.

    They've been to the playoffs 4 times and won another World Series since then.

    Sorry, don't mean to rub it in. Small market with a mediocre payroll. We still win.
    This year has been tough. in second place to the lowly Brewers by 5 games. But it's still the first half of the season.

    Still laughing. One of my favorite commercials.

    Don't be bored.Git-r-done.

    Yes. Jaer is the breed. Jaerhon is a hen. Hon = hen in Norwegian.

    The Jaerhon is the one with the light neck.

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    Here's a dark Jaer frizzle pullet.
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    Here's a young Jaer cockerel about 6 weeks.
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    Jaerhon lower left.
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  3. Thanks ChickenCanoe. Y'learn somethin' new ever day! I didn't realize that about the Jaer vs the Jaerhon. Nice looking birds.
     
  4. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg Premium Member Project Manager

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    The Pita Pintas that I have came from Megan Miranda two years ago. Mine a year old and hatched from the first Generation here. Several BYC members have them now and we are working on getting the Spanish Standard translated so that we can get them up to at least that Standard.

    I absolutely love them!
     
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    chickadoodles Flock Master

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  6. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg Premium Member Project Manager

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    Give him some Viatmin D. It is very important in preventing chicken rickets.
     
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  8. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg Premium Member Project Manager

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    You can look for a vitamin, like Nutri drench or Rooster Booster that has Vitamin D in it.

    One person did this:

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  9. Good point Ron. Vit D ensures utilization of calcium. You can get Vit D at any drug or health food store in the vitamin section. I'd still increase his calcium too. Grower is pretty high in protein and it makes them get big and tall. Sometimes the tendons can't keep up, don't know why calcium helps but it does. Alfalfa is high in calcium and so is yogurt. Yogurt is very good for them and they love it. The age sounds about right. Good luck.

    If you can, only separate him for feeding and then let him back with the others. If you separate him completely by himself, it will be really hard to reintegrate him into that flock. As bad as he is I think it may take a while to get him better.
     
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    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg Premium Member Project Manager

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    Yes!

    I did mean in addition to calcium.

    I hope the boy recovers.
     

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