What is going on with my Roo?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LesleyS, May 22, 2019.

  1. LesleyS

    LesleyS In the Brooder

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    My Silkie roo is walking around with his balance off, kinda doing a figure 8 and going in circles and biting at other chickens. What is going on? It's frightening me!
     
  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    How old is he?
     
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  3. LesleyS

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    about 8 months
     
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  4. anderstr196

    anderstr196 Songster

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    Is he putting his wings out or down towards the ground? The way you described it sounds a little like his dominance dance. Mine do it to try and determine who is alpha. Mornings and evenings are always the worst when they do the “dance” with the others. Maybe try to post a video of him doing it, I could be wrong.
     
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    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Could you take a video of is behavior, upload it to YouTube or similar format then post a link here?
     
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  6. LesleyS

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    No, it isn't that. I don't know how to explain it. I've never seen anything like it. It's as if his head is leading him around, dizzy maybe but most definitely out of control. All the other chickens were standing around watching him. It's like he's doing some funky dance in his head and the body can't follow.
     
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  7. anderstr196

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    I would check his eyes and ears, make sure nothing is in there! Sounds very scary! I hope everything turns out ok with him! :hugs
     
  8. LesleyS

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    Thank you. Me too.
     
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