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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2021 2:52 am 
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I have a 9 week old chicken that was perfectly fine until a couple of days ago. Now it’s leg leg seems to bow in. It can not walk because it is stepping on it’s own foot and can’t move. Anyone else had this problem or know what could be wrong? I can’t find a vet in my area that will see a chicken. Please can anyone offer advice?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:26 am 
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Sounds like leukosis. Tumours form and upsets the nervous system, especially leg co-ordination. although 9 weeks is a bit young to show symptoms. If the bowed leg was from hatching and out sideways, then will make life hard for the bird, especially as it grows bigger.

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