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    swampyacrefarms Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a rooster that has just started shaking his head, what could be the reason for this? Mites?
     
  2. The Yakima Kid

    The Yakima Kid Cirque des Poulets

    If he is extending his neck as well, it could be gapeworms.
     
  3. Eggcessive

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    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.
     
  4. swampyacrefarms

    swampyacrefarms Out Of The Brooder

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    yes he is What can I do
     
  5. swampyacrefarms

    swampyacrefarms Out Of The Brooder

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    Do I have to separate him from the others
     
  6. Eggcessive

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    In my earlier post I forgot to add respiratory disease as another cause of head shaking.
     

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