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Rooster Shaking Head

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jaimslee4u, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. jaimslee4u

    jaimslee4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All,'

    I just noticed my rooster has started shaking his head. I didn't notice any mites on him and none of his girls are doing it. His waddle does seem a little discolored but I think it might be a bit of frost bite. Poor guy puts them rite in the water dish when he drinks.

    Is there anything over the counter to use for a possible ear infection? I will take him to the vet if I have to but I would rather avoid the expense if I can.
     
  2. gjensen

    gjensen Overrun With Chickens

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    Sometimes it is ear mites. You can use an eye dropper and ear mite treatment for dogs/cats. One drop each ear. Again in a few days. I am not saying that it is ear mites, but if no other sympoms show up it could be.
     
  3. pattycake

    pattycake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For what it's worth, my rooster did that too, after some frost bite. I just figured it must have stung or felt weird and he was trying to shake it off.

    Hope that's all it is!
     
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also research gape worm.
     
  5. gjensen

    gjensen Overrun With Chickens

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    We don't see frostbite here. You might have your answer from someone that experienced the same.
     

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