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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by swampyacrefarms, Dec 17, 2013.
I have a rooster that has just started shaking his head, what could be the reason for this? Mites?
If he is extending his neck as well, it could be gapeworms.
Head shaking can mean a number of things that you will have to investigate. This time of year frostbite is a very common cause, ear mites, molting and feather growth, and other reasons. Frostbite can start with whitish marks on the comb or wattles, then turning brown or black. I would check his ears for mites, and if there are some, put a dropperful of hydrogen peroxide into the ear canal and clean it. Then put antibiotic ointment like Neosporin or just plain vaseline into the canal.
yes he is What can I do
Do I have to separate him from the others
In my earlier post I forgot to add respiratory disease as another cause of head shaking.