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- Mar 5, 2019
George snaps his neck and head sharply from side to side, I would say frequently (rather than occasionally), and he does it whether I am out there or not, so it's not an aggressive move. He's 8 months old and very much a gentleman, both with the hens/ pullets and with humans. He seems otherwise healthy, strong and fit, and is subordinate to a 2-yo mutt EE roo that was hatched here. We are currently feeding feather fixer crumble as everyone has just come off a pretty hard molt, and we toss a handful of scratch and a half cup of meal worms out twice a day for a total of 24 birds. Oops, no - they only get the meal worms in the afternoon. The food is available all the time in a no-waste feeder I made out of a plastic trash can and PVC elbows. There is grass, forbs, weeds, etc.available pretty much all the time in their run and where they free range a couple hours a day. I don't know if this is a nervous habit he has, like a tic, or if his ears bother him; if it's neurological or something else. Has anyone seen this before? Should I worry about it? I never saw him get in a serious fight with Silverwings, so the idea of a head injury does not really come to mind, but I'm open to suggestions. Thanks.