Hoping to get some advice for our little roo (about 3 months old - he’s the blue buff Orpington). He has had this limp for a while - I took him to the vet about 3 weeks ago and she could not say for sure what was causing this. She mentioned that it could be neurological but time would tell (she did note that there was a slight difference in temperature between both of his feet). She gave us some Metacam which I stopped using but maybe I should restart it? After doing some research I found that it could be a vitamin deficiency. I have been supplementing with nutridrench (in the water) and have changed their feed to one that is fortified with vitamins. All of our babies are very close to being ready to merge into our existing flock but I am concerned about moving this guy in with them. I purchased rooster booster which I started adding to the feed this weekend. I’m wondering if I should give him some nutridrench directly into his mouth without diluting it? It seems as though the vitamins are helping but I am not entirely sure how long it takes for the effects to be seen. When he tries to run and keep up with the group he can’t - he limps worse and then kind of hobbles over to them. He is the sweetest baby ever and is eating and drinking. Does anyone have any advice on whether it would be ok to move him along with everyone else into our existing flock? (They all stay in our house with us as of right now). Also should I give him some straight nutridrench? You can see his limp in the video and I attached a picture of how he has been sleeping. I hate to ask this as well but is this a situation where you would put him down? Thanks in advance!
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