Rooster Acting Funky

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Celtic Hill, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    So my rooster has been acting funky. the feathers around his preening gland/tail base are all in disarray, and he kinda hids in the corner between the fence and hen house, is he not feeling good or what? idk, the rest of the chickens look fine but he looks bad.
  2. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

    Feb 15, 2010
    So. Cal.
    Need some more info like how long he's been acting this way? Do you have any other roos?
  3. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
    Has he recently started mating?
  4. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    He is in with another roo and has two other hens. I have started noticing it this past week.
  5. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2009
    My rooster is getting pecked in that area. If he stays away from the hens it's because the others are doing something to him. Our guy stays on the roosts all the time because if he gets down they peck him.
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    My guess would be that the other rooster is dominating and attacking him. 2 roosters and 2 hens is not a good ratio especially in a small pen.

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