Roo head bobbing side to side? Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by countrygirl74, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. countrygirl74

    countrygirl74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a weird question about one of my roosters... He just started this thing with bobbing his head from side to side. He's not really shaking it as if shaking something off. The only way I can describe it is like the "attitude" head bobbing. Does that make sense? LOL. It's not forward and back as if he's trying to get something out of his throat - it's side to side. Anybody else notice this as normal behavior or do I need to be concerned?
     
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  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he is acting normal otherwise, my best guess is that it is just a personal tic. Or if he were confronting another rooster it could be part of those actions, shadow boxing maybe.
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    He's waving his wattles for the girls to see.
     
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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    We all know who was the champion at that. Keep the memory of Stan alive!
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    And the hens can wave wattles, too!
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  6. mtnviewfarms

    mtnviewfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, it's normal - we call it the 'stevie wonder impression'
     
  7. countrygirl74

    countrygirl74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Awesome! Glad to hear it's normal. He's the number 2 roo in our flock so maybe he feels the need to strut his stuff more.
     
  8. countrygirl74

    countrygirl74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful Roo!
     
  9. alybessey

    alybessey Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine just started that also! He is about 22 weeks and desperately trying to get the attention of his girls. Glad to know it is normal!
     

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