rooster wiggle, what does it mean??

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

  1. anniemyth

    anniemyth In the Brooder

    Nov 14, 2007
    Clark county, Indiana
    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

    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

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    My Roos do that too...I call it...Rooster Tude! Ya some women throw that head back and forth, when they talk??? LOL
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    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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