Horny Roo?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WeedEater, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. WeedEater

    WeedEater Out Of The Brooder

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    I have several roosters left to cull, but I will post separately about some of their different issues. One, a lively and feisty PBR named "Perky" has an unusual habit: He seems to mate the ground. I've seen him do it dozens of times; he'll get low, peck out and pinch something in front of him like a piece of straw or a sweetgum ball, and then he'll settle and wriggle his vent on the ground. I've never been able to tell if anything was left behind... He gets up in a few seconds and crows or acts like nothing has happened.

    My concern is that he's not doing anything so amusing and has parasites instead, and is acting in a similar way to a dog scooting across the carpet.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    You never know with those young cocky hormones.

    Did you check his vent for worms.[​IMG]
     
  3. wanda047

    wanda047 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds to me like your roo is masturbating. I've seen wild turkey masturbating while in the woods turkey hunting. Guess a rooster can too. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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