Rooster is shaking his head...ear mites?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by grnidone, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. grnidone

    grnidone Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2016
    Russell, Kansas
    I have an otherwise healthy rooster who will, every few minutes, shake his head. I've never seen him do this before. Could he have ear mites? Not something else the issue?
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Flock Master

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Check him over for any signs of lice/mites.

    He may be adjusting his crop, so check his crop as well. If you can feel of it when he goes to roost and then first thing in the am before he has had anything to eat drink. The crop should be full at night and empty in the am.

    Another thing it could be is just Vanity -- he may be shaking his hackles and wattles to attract the ladies.

    Let us know how he's doing.

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