Yesterday afternoon I noticed that our Cucoo Marans/Americauna rooster was nesting in the lawn. It was really odd, he never nests even when all of the hens are resting...and in the lawn? I went out to check on them, and he just sat there looking at me. I threw some scratch to see if that would get him moving, and he still just sat there. He let me get right down next to him and didn't move until I tried to touch him. When he got up, he was limping really bad, but there are no signs of any type of injury. It started snowing and I was just about to go out and move him when I noticed he wasn't there anymore, he had moved to the covered porch. When I put a pile of scratch in front of him, he freaked out! But he never stood up and his wings were flaping around like they were broken. I went out later to put him in the coop, and had managed to make it in on his own, but he is nesting on the floor of the coop and never did get on the roost last night. The coop is really clean. We keep the manure and junk contained and clean it regularly. Which I'm really glad for since he's nesting on the ground. The spot he's using has really clean straw, and the food and water is right there by him. He's alert, or seems to be, but he won't get up and move around at all. All of the hens are out and about, and he's still on the floor of the coop. I'm going to try and really inspect him when my husband gets home, and I'll post some pictures then as well...but there isn't much to see as far as I can tell. His posture has been droopy, if that helps. Does anyone have any idea what could be going on? EDIT: Well, the Colonel is dead. I checked him out, and there are no injuries! I have no idea what happened, but the rest of the flock seems fine. I half way wonder if he got into the Oleander.