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#115359 - 01/09/16 10:54 AM Oddly moving rooster
setapike Offline
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Registered: 04/29/12
Posts: 7
Loc: NY
I have a young Swedish Flower hen Rooster, who is in excellent health. When he moves, he appears to hyper-extend his legs, giving him a strange gate. Should I be worried?

#115360 - 01/09/16 11:55 AM Re: Oddly moving rooster [Re: setapike]
Robbie Offline
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Registered: 01/19/15
Posts: 258
Loc: Ontario Canada
Hmmmm strange. if he was uncoordinated or running backwards that might be cause for worry. If there's nothing stuck on or in his feet like a thorn or bumblefoot, I'm not sure what else you could look for as the cause of his symptoms.

#115399 - 01/17/16 06:14 PM Re: Oddly moving rooster [Re: Robbie]
Bushman Offline
Ruler of the Roost

Registered: 07/25/07
Posts: 1047
Loc: Wisconsin
Probably gout. I have had one that way for several years, and he still is fertile.
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#115402 - 01/18/16 09:21 AM Re: Oddly moving rooster [Re: Bushman]
Wieslaw Offline
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Registered: 09/18/09
Posts: 3858
Loc: Denmark
It can also be early stages of Marek´s disease. I also sometimes observed my hens stretch their legs in very strong frost.


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