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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 5:16 pm 
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I have a roo who is 2mths old he rooms with a polish roo. He will not go down stairs, has not perched, refuses to eat different food that his brother chows down on.

He has HUGE feet and seems quite unbalanced.

He is quiet but friendly and will wander around the yard but seeks his bro out.

He is an Orpington x and already 45 cm tall. I wonder if his wingspan scares him causing him to not do all things normal at this age, still not completely feathered either.. Also has a rose comb which has me completely confused..


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 9:48 pm 
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Some cockerals when they grow real quick seem to get a awkward clumsy teen moment when they they seem to waddle , look weak in the legs and can often be seen sitting and resting, they out grow this. He will end up a big strong cockerel, just make sure he is getting a high protein diet, pullet grower.


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 10:03 pm 
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I am finding with my Croad Langshans that their body weight can outstrip their leg strength if the grow out too fast. This season I have put them onto a slightly lower spec grower feed at about 14 weeks - changed from Lauke Pullet to Red Hen Pullet. It really seems to be making a difference to their leg stress/shaking and sinking. They will stay on this until maturity (late bloomers).
The big heavy boys are also less inclined to perch but I encourage them to sleep off the ground. These boys are happy to spend the night on some logs. If they are to perch they need low, thick roosts and plenty of space to land.


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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 2:38 am 
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Opingtons are very poor fliers and are unlikely to perch higher than 15 cm


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 Post subject: Re: strange roo
PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 1:31 pm 
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Thanks guys all makes sense.

He's on a high protein diet.
He sits underneath his brother who perches and craps on him ..


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