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rooster wiggle, what does it mean??

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

  1. anniemyth

    anniemyth In 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 11 Years

    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

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    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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