Odd rooster behavior

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hatlady, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. hatlady

    hatlady New Egg

    Apr 12, 2012
    I just noticed this today, but husband says he's seen it other times - our Ancona rooster, when he's standing out in the yard or on a roost and crows, sometimes his legs collapse under him and he suddenly sits down. It seems like a planned sit down, not a fall over. Is this normal? No other rooster we have does this? Could it be a sign of illness? He is only 6 months old.

    He eats well, walks around fine other wise, and didn't have this issue even a month ago. He is in with other roosters, no hens. He does seem to put a whole lot more effort into crowing - really puts his body into it - than the other roosters do, however.
  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2015
    Deer park, Washington
    Sounds like he looses balance when he crows.. I'd keep a eye on him

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