My chicken shakes its at noises.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Devnev, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. Devnev

    Devnev New Egg

    Dec 3, 2015
    Hello, I am new to all this so if i sound a little uneducated when it comes to chickens please excuse. I have (what i believe) is a Barred Rock, still not sure if it is a hen or rooster, it is around 3 to 4 months old. I got it from my kids school, they were hatcking chicks there and after about a month let some of the kids take them home. Anyways my question is this: ive had this chicken (that by the way i am so in love with) for 2 months now and it just now started shaking its head whenever i talk loud, or if music is loud or the kids are loud. Its never done this before now and ONLY does it when thers noise made. Should i be concerned? Are we hurting its ears when it hears noise? Is this normal?
  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    If you'd like some help determining your birds gender, share a photo with us (up close and full body is best) and we can help. I'm not sure why your bird is shaking it's head with loud noises, maybe another greeter will be able to offer some ideas.

    Have you been to the Learning Center yet? There are very good articles there that will help you get off to a great start learning all about your bird:

    Thanks for joining us!
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and a warm welcome to BYC but sorry the head shaking thing is new to me!

  4. Lous Eggmoble

    Lous Eggmoble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi and welcome!Not sure about head shaking
  5. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 7, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! If you get a picture of your chicken showing the entire body and if you can get a photo of the wing stretched out post it here and we can help. Usually if an animal shakes it's head there could be something stuck in its ear and it's trying to get it out. When it is involved with noise I believe that means that the problem is close to the inner part of the ear making their ear hurt more since it's so close. Not sure what could get inside a chicken's ear at this age other than ear mites but I don't know if chickens get ear mites. I wouldn't be surprised if they did. My assumptions are based on how other animals act when something is in their ear including ear mites. I can't remember though how you would treat ear mites in general, especially in a bird. I'll try and find out more answers for you.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Wish I knew what to suggest but, I don't. Does she seem very nervous when shaking her head? Maybe she thinks its something to be alarmed about.
  9. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!


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