Circling bantam roo

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by QuailCreekFarm, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. QuailCreekFarm

    QuailCreekFarm In the Brooder

    Jul 5, 2007
    Gaston, OR
    We have a young bantam rooster who seems healthy and happy except that he turns in circles as if he's chasing his tail. Sometimes he'll do this for 10 minutes. He's one of five roosters (not the dominant but high in the pecking order). Any one ever experience this? Any advice?
  2. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Sounds like a neurological problem. I had a roo once that would be walking along then suddenly run sideways. He'd keep going till he ran into something then sit down for a minute and get up and walk off like nothing happened.
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    How old is he? Is he dancing when there are hens around? Maybe he is doing the mateing dance for them, or you?? Some roos will try to do the mateing dance for you if he thinks you are HIS hen!

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