- Oct 25, 2020
My rooster Cowboy has recently been isolating himself at night from the rest of the flock and wont go inside the coop. Instead he just roosts on a perch inside the run we have (connected to the coop). Cowboy is about 3-4 years or so (he is second hand so not exact age, also 1 yr when adopted) full grown and a normal weight. He has always gone inside fine until now and from when we got him he hasn't had any diseases or injuries, however there has been history of scaly leg mites and possibly worms in the flock that have since been treated. He has been doing this for only 2 nights so far but I would rather be safe than sorry. No other birds are doing this. He eats, drinks, and poops fine so far. I've just been putting him back in at night for treatment. I put in new bedding (from chips to puffing pellets) the other day so it could be a possibility that he's just not accustomed to it yet. Its starting to get pretty cold so I'm just worried. He also seems a little lethargic.