rooster wiggle, what does it mean??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by anniemyth, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. anniemyth

    anniemyth Out Of The Brooder

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    My rooster has started to wag his head back and forth occasionally. Looks like Stevie Wonder. I thought it was just food stuck that he was trying to get down. Is it that or a typical rooster thing?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yep, they do that sometimes. I think their wattles itch, LOL. Occasionally, it could mean mites or something, but barring any pest invasions, it seems a pretty normal rooster thing.
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    My Roos do that too...I call it...Rooster Tude! Ya know....like some women throw that head back and forth, when they talk??? LOL
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    My roo's all do it, and my buff orp does it alot.
    I don't know if there is a connection, but he has huge wattles.

    He throws his head back and forth in a "no" gesture.
     

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