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One of my 2 roosters has been shaking his head side to side for some time now, seems to be getting worse. It's not a constant thing, but he does it often. No other symtoms. Any ideas?

post #2 of 8

well first of all does he have any kinds of preblems and or do you have hens near him?

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post #3 of 8

Is his comb frostbitten?

My roo shook his head intermittently until his frostbite healed.

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post #4 of 8

i have been during research - and you may want to look into worms that get inside the chickens trachea

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post #5 of 8

Does he have long wattles? I know a few of my roosters do that , especially after they have drank, and their wattles get wet or dirty.

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Check him for mites.

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post #7 of 8
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Thanks to everyone who replied.

Master S.M.C. - no other problems, he's with 1 other rooster and 15 hens. He is the only one doing this.

notsooldmcdonald- no frostbite. But he does have battle scars from the other rooster. They both have scars, but he is the only one with the head shaking. Could it be that he has head injury from fighting, sometimes he is pretty bloody about the comb/head?

yab- will look into the worm possibility

chickenzoo - he shakes his head regardless if wet or dry

MissPrissy- will check him for mites.

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I have a Welsummer roo doing this same thing. Please let us know what you find out. Thanks caf

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