Rooster tilting head to one dude

Stanlyb

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Pretty self explanatory. He's just recently started this. This is something new with him. Any advice. He's tilting to his left side of that helps.
 

Eggcessive

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It sounds like he has symptoms of wry neck or torticolis. How old is he, and are there other roosters in the flock? Wry neck can be a symptom of a head or neck injury, a vitamin E or thiamine (B1) deciciency, and is seen in a few diseases, such as Mareks and others. Is he able to eat and drink by himself?

I would get some vitamin E 400 IU softgels at your drug or vitamin store, Walmart, etc. Also give some thiamine which is found in chick vitamins, B complex tablets, and baby vitamins. Poultry NutriDrench and Poultry Cell (3 ml daily given orally) have everything you need, but a little extra E may be helpful. A little chopped egg for selenium daily completes the treatment. Hopefully he will improve soon. Help him eat and drink enough. He might need to be separated in a dog crate within your coop if he is being picked on. They tend to do that when a chicken acts funny.
 

Stanlyb

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Hes not the only rooster but he's the dominant one. He's not being picked on. And he can eat and drink by himself. Thank you for the reply. That's also what i thought but just wanted to hear what others had to say.
 

peeper89

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Pretty self explanatory. He's just recently started this. This is something new with him. Any advice. He's tilting to his left side of that helps.
Hes not the only rooster but he's the dominant one. He's not being picked on. And he can eat and drink by himself. Thank you for the reply. That's also what i thought but just wanted to hear what others had to say.
Oh and he's about a great old
great old rooster titling head to dude! he telling other one he got this! he o.k. he just showing off
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