What exactly are "leg problems"?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Salt and Light, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Salt and Light

    Salt and Light Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is meant by "leg problems"? I have X-rock and I keep waiting for said "problems", but I don't know what I'm waiting for! <smile>
     
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    They manifest in several different ways.

    - Most common is their legs not being able to support them, so they just lay there, cannot move and die.

    - Malformed legs caused by dislocation or joints which didn't form properly. They either drag themselves along on one leg or die. The "one leggers", though, have unequal muscle on each side of them adn they often get bad sores on the breast.

    - Injured leg caused by their growth or weight. Can be slipped tendons, ligament damge, etc. Either they get by using one leg, or die.
     
  3. Salt and Light

    Salt and Light Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dang, the "problems" are worse than I thought...

    When do these problems start showing up??
     

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