My Roo swings his neck side to side

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lilytoes, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. Lilytoes

    Lilytoes Out Of The Brooder

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    He just started this behavior today. He moves his head side to side. I would like to laugh but I want to make sure that it's nothing bad. I let them hatch some eggs and of course I now have another rooster, It's his son. That is the only change that has transpired.

    Lilytoes( Cyndi )


    Is this normal? Anyone?
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2013
  2. fosterson

    fosterson Chillin' With My Peeps

    It appears to be perfectly normal rooster behavior. All of mine do it, but mostly my 'head honcho' roo. I think it's part of their social display.

    @Beekissed can you enlighten us on roos doin' this?
     
  3. coffeychicks

    coffeychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine does it when he cock a doodle doos scared me at first but then I saw the other one do it and assumed it was ok. I think it is to show off.
     
  4. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    My roosters (both deceased) used to do that. It was usually after they had eaten, and I assumed they were settling contents in their crops.
     

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