Rooster acting funny

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenlittle25, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. chickenlittle25

    chickenlittle25 In the Brooder

    Mar 27, 2014
    North Alabama
    We have a rooster like 4-5 months old, he is acting lethargic please help what is wrong with my rooster

  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Sorry to hear your cockerel seems to be ailing. Can you tell us a bit more about him so that we can try to help you help him? You say he is acting lethargic - is he outside with other birds and just not moving as much as them or is he huddled up away from the rest of the flock and not moving much at all? Is he breathing normally? What color are his comb and wattles - normal or discolored? Is there any discharge from his eyes, beak, nares? How long has he been seeming lethargic? Have you recently moved him into a new location and/or added any new birds to the group? If you approach him does he react or stay still/laying down?
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Great questions^^^

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