Hi everyone! Question on our Roosters behavior

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mrrooschicks, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. mrrooschicks

    mrrooschicks New Egg

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    Hello! This is my first post here but I have a concern about our rooster. We lost one of our hens about a couple weeks ago to a raccoon attack. (We got revenge the same night and killed two coons. One we are pretty sure got our Red) After a few days our rooster started dipping his head down and ramming backwards into whatever he can run into. Any ideas on what it could be causing him to act this way? I don't know if it has anything to do with our hen getting attacked or if it's just something with him. I was hoping it was just a temporary thing but he is still doing it as of today. Thanks for any input!!
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, mrrooschicks, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! Unsure if his behavior is related to the attack or not. Did he receive any injuries? Does he seem otherwise normal? Eating and drinking? Interacting like his old self? You might examine him for injuries just to be sure. Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!
     
  3. mrrooschicks

    mrrooschicks New Egg

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    He does seem normal other than that. He eats and drinks and interacts fine. I have looked as good as he will let me and have not seen any injuries on him. The only thing that is different is this backing up into things. It's kind of funny watching him but I'm hoping it's nothing seriously with him.
     
  4. CuzChickens

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  5. mrrooschicks

    mrrooschicks New Egg

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    Thank you! I'll try there!!
     
  6. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    That is a common sign of head or neck injury. He may have been struck during the attack. You might try a vitamin supplement such as NutriDrench to perk him up. Such injuries heal slowly and on their own, if at all.
     
  7. Cynthia12

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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sounds like a brain injury
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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