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Dizzy rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by New adventure, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. New adventure

    New adventure Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a young roo, about 6 months old, who has recently started walking in circles. He seems confused and a bit weird. Even when I try to herd him into the coop at night (he's always the last one in) he circles and rotates , getting closer each time until he finally gets in. He also has a hard time getting on a roost so just stays on the ground walking in circles.

    Anyone have an idea what's wrong? I think he's got a concussion or something
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Sounds like it could be infection, injury, or vitamin deficiency (or something else)- I don't know.

    Many have tried with success vitamins, when their chickens walk backwards etc.

    Look up selenium and vitamin e (crazy chick disease) supplements on byc.
    http://browneggblueegg.com/Article.html
    click on crookneck (wry neck) article on left column, and it discusses vitamins for crookneck (which I know your boy doesn't have but gives dosages)

    One easy thing you can do is buy an avian super pack or poultry vitamins from the store, or use poly vi sol without iron (search for dosages).

    But selenium and vitamin E are especially good for neuro problems from what I have read, sometimes.


    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/97121/lets-talk-wry-neck-crook-neck

    http://www.merckmanuals.com/vet/pou..._poultry/vitamin_deficiencies_in_poultry.html
    this page discusses dosages
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2013
  3. New adventure

    New adventure Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I will try the vitamins for a few weeks.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

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