Hi I have a cockerel with weird symptoms that the vet has never heard of. I thought it was genetic when the same thing happened with my previous cockerel but obviously now it has happened again with this one it must be a virus or something. The bird starts staggering sideways periodically and half extends its feathers on that side to steady itself. It seems to be trying not to fall over. It also sticks its leg out at the same time. After the stagger it is fine and able to walk off normally. Then the same thing happens again maybe a minute later. This may happen several times and then may not happen again for ages. Sometimes the bird fluffs up its feathers and sometimes it shakes its head but not much. The vet couldn't link to any particular disease but something is going on. Ideas anyone? Anyone had a similar problem?