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I have 4 Welsummer Roosters among my hens and I have noticed one shaking his head (like you were getting water out of your ear). I've seen him do this everytime I visit the henhouse - so am not sure how often he does it. Does anyone have any ideas what could cause this?  The rest of the roosters and 20 hens seem very healthy.

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Our roo shakes his head sometimes; I'm not really sure why.  He has always done it, but doesn't seem to have any sinus problems or anything.  Sometimes he does it when he hears a high pitched sound.

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SpokVultureGoldieStreatchySpotEdgyAudreyRowhenaChippyRosieSally

DonellamckayMortimerKaputBubbaMildredBach-BachWoosterSpotII

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We had a similar problem with a young rooster years ago, his comb would turn bluish even in rather warm weather. He had been treated with ivermectin internally , for mites as precaution in case he had mites near ears. Vet felt the slight lack of circulation may be irritating to him , he had slight heart problem ,and social trauma from competing with 2 other roosters , once he was seperated into his own pad with his own girls he stopped it. but it may have been the ivermectine. to this day we really dont know . He did have a slight heart problem so didnt live a very long time , If I remember right it was around 7 yrs.but had a happy life. could be caused by many things . sometimes its social irritation, usually there is some form of external irritation

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"Blessed are the peacemakers, they shall be called the children of God." Matt 5:45

 

This is only a hobby for me so dont get excited 

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