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Problem with my broilers


Well I am not happy with my urrent batch of cornish cross rocks! I have had 3 with leg problems.
The problem is the do not walk the just lay down as if their leg does not work.

The first I put down because I was uncertain if it was infection, disease or what not. I then got a second one with the same problem. At this point I do not beleive it is disease, but instead I feel they are growing more rapidly and their legs are misforming. The show no loss of alterness or appetite. I have not killed the second one instead I have seperated to see what if anything will happen to it (I have not completely ruled ou sickness).

I know have a third one that prefers to lay down but can get up and move though you can tell it with a lot of difficulty and not well, but it does not seem in pain.

Overall I have become very displeased with the hybrids and think next time I will go with a slower growing but true breed.

Has anyone else had this problem with these hybrids? If so what did you do about it?

Bobby

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Re: Problem with my broilers


Yes, we had that problem, too. They gain so much weight so fast that their legs aren't strong enough to support them. As long as the other chickens don't pick on them, they should be fine. Make sure they reach the food and water.
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Re: Problem with my broilers


There is a name for the condition but I will have to ask my hubby what that is. The Cornish cross grow fast taste good but I knick-named them feathered pigs because they seem to only eat. I had a few that never left the feeder their legs went out because of fast weight gain and they would just sit and keep eating.

We had some of them hit 10 to 15 pounds like a small turkey.

I prefer to butcher them and get them in the freeze as soon as possible though.

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