Rooster walking backwards

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sarahbaby0, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. sarahbaby0

    sarahbaby0 New Egg

    Oct 6, 2013
    Has anyone else ever seen this or heard of it? We have a rooster who is about 5-6 mos old and recently he has started to walk backwards on occasion. He bows his head down and just well, goes backwards. Often times he runs into the fence and bounces off then just walks off like nothing happened. We don't think this is usual but maybe it is!
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2013
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    I remember reading about it, seems it was neurological.
    Did a search for you, but you'll have to do the reading:

    advances search>titles only>walking backward

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