Therapy chair

Billylorichicken

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Any recommendations for a therapy chair for a red ranger rescue rooster who is too big to support his weight? We didn't realize he was a meat chicken. Ty
 

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Any recommendations for a therapy chair for a red ranger rescue rooster who is too big to support his weight? We didn't realize he was a meat chicken. Ty
Do you have photos of him?
Are his legs deformed?

How old is he?

A sling may be helpful in giving him support. You would still need to monitor him in a sling, he could flip out or may not be agreeable.

Red Rangers are meat birds, but they are also bred to be a bit more "natural" and forage. Any breed can have leg issues. These birds were still not really meant to live a long time since they are mainly used for meat. His quality of life should be considered as well. I understand he is a "rescue" but he may or may not live a good while. His care will require your time/commitment to him - several times a day - he will need to be placed in/out of the sling, he can't just be put in a sling and left. He needs to be fed/watered, cleaned up as needed, kept in a safe place (inside?) so he is protected from weather, pests, predators and other chickens.

 

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Meat birds usually when they can't support their own weight need to be processed I'm sorry to say, once they can't support it not much will help to have any quality of life. What exactly were you rescuing him from?
 

Billylorichicken

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Sep 13, 2019
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Do you have photos of him?
Are his legs deformed?

How old is he?

A sling may be helpful in giving him support. You would still need to monitor him in a sling, he could flip out or may not be agreeable.

Red Rangers are meat birds, but they are also bred to be a bit more "natural" and forage. Any breed can have leg issues. These birds were still not really meant to live a long time since they are mainly used for meat. His quality of life should be considered as well. I understand he is a "rescue" but he may or may not live a good while. His care will require your time/commitment to him - several times a day - he will need to be placed in/out of the sling, he can't just be put in a sling and left. He needs to be fed/watered, cleaned up as needed, kept in a safe place (inside?) so he is protected from weather, pests, predators and other chickens.

Thank you. He is only 4 months old.
 

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