Rooster chasing tail

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JustinR, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. JustinR

    JustinR Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an 8 mth old hamburg cockrel that is spinning in circles chasing his tail, he does this quiet often. any ideas?
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Check his vent area for lice/mites. Maybe they are biteing, and he is trying to get to them???
     
  3. jimrichter

    jimrichter Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, shows where my mind is at. I thought this thread was something entirely different [​IMG]

    Jim
     
  4. Sharona

    Sharona Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

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    Quote:Me too!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he is pecking at the base of his tail I would say shaft mites, but you said spinning in circles, more than likely its sexual frustration( if he is by himself?)
    I've seen this many times where a young male would chase his sickle feathers and once he grabed one he would thread the dirt as if breeding a hen. put a pullet with him and it will stop
     

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