Leg Problems in Broilers and Turkeys
R. Scott Beyer, Poultry Specialist, Animal Sciences and Industry - Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service
Leg problems can occur in fast-growing strains of broilers and turkeys. These disorders are not unique to small flocks; they also occur in commercial broiler and turkey flocks. Estimates of the incidence of leg and foot problems range from 0.5 to 4 percent of all broilers grown.What is a leg problem?Some birds may develop crooked legs, toes and feet; bowlegs; twisted joints; or swollen hock joints...