Lazy Rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SCallahan, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. SCallahan

    SCallahan Out Of The Brooder

    May 15, 2009
    Albuquerque NM
    I've been noticing some strange behavior from a BLRW rooster that we have, I almost wanted to post this in injuries/diseases... Anyways, the guy's just sitting down everywhere. He's the top rooster out of 3 and he gets his food and has his ladies and whatnot, so I don't know if he's just too complacent with that or what, but it really seems like he's having a hard time standing. He walks sort of normal, but then will stumble, and kind of scoot backwards into a sitting position, then just stays there for a while. He basically never stands anymore. This has been going on for maybe a week, and seems to be getting worse, to the point where he will barely stand up or walk away when I approach him. Previous to this he has never wanted anything to do with me, and now I can just walk up to him a pick him up. I can't see anything physically wrong with him, soo..... Anybody know what this could be? Some kind of chicken genetic disorder? BTW, He is approx. 9 months old, if that's relevant.
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Please contact a moderator and have your post moved to the emergencies section.

    It definitely sounds like your roo is sick or injured in some way.

    Good luck.
  3. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    I dont know but I would post in emergencies I think you may have a nedical issue

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