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What is my rooster doing?

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I have an austalorp rooster. Sometimes I see him waggling his head from side to side. We had a leghorn roo who did this as well. It makes me laugh because it looks like he is trying to wiggle his wattles.
Is this normal rooster behavior, something to be concerned about, or just odd?
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I have not noticed that in the two roos that i have had, but if your other roo did the same thing, then i can only assume its normal?

 

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My males have done it, it's normal.  I can only assume they have water on their wattles or an itch.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



Join us for the 7th Annual Easter Hatchalong!
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I've read that they do that to make the wattles sway back and forth to entice the girls.......or he could have water on his wattles.

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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