Neurological problem or normal rooster behavior? Help - video link

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by valsey, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. valsey

    valsey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rooster is doing this side to side jerk with his head. Never seen this before. Is this normal?

    Link to video:


    He does it at :03, :07 (behind a hen tho), :20 (BEST view), :27, :38 and :42 seconds.

    Any ideas? Help appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    I don't know. We had a buff rock roo that we named Bobble Head because he did the same thing.... only his started after I whacked him with a shovel when he went after me so his was neuro in nature. He is a very beautiful roo!

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  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    My Polish cockerel used to do that - I sometimes think it is just his quick reaction to perhaps an itch or other irritation? I don't think it's something to really worry about, but I actually don't know for sure what it is.
     
  4. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
    Central SC
    My Coop
    I don't think it's a big deal at all...
     
  5. spydertoys

    spydertoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    His name is Zig Zag..Right??? [​IMG]
     
  6. valsey

    valsey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The thing is, is that he just started doing it. No whack with a shovel or anything else I know of. I've just been having so many issues here - some neurological - that I'm concerned now.

    Thanks for responding - eases my mind a bit.

    Anyone else see this before?
     
  7. valsey

    valsey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It's Solo, but I do like Zig Zag! Describes it perfectly
     

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