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What should you do with a chicken that has lost the mobility of its legs?

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September 13, 2011 1:08PM

Most chickens that lost the use of its\'s legs have either suffered a trauma (slipping on footing) or have a genetic or nutritional problem. If the bird is separated from a flock for 1-3 days and doesn't recover the wisest and most economical decision is to euthanize the bird. Most birds with this problem are 1-4 weeks old, but can be seen in a little older birds on occassion.