I did a search and got no hits on this topic, so here's my story... Our pet rooster Buck Buck often holds his beak open and then shakes his head back and forth. It's quite funny. I almost thought I had a rooster with a tick. But yesterday as I sat with the good ol' boy in my lap, I noticed that his ear feathers were gunky. Looking closer I discovered they were encrusted with dark, hardened wax! I looked over the other seven chickens - no wax there. So I ran into the house and got a little squeeze bottle of ear wax remover and then gently messaged a few drops onto each ear. Buck Buck closed his eyes and rubbed against my fingers. It took some careful picking and massaging, but I got one ear unplugged. At that point Buck Buck looked around with the most startled look on his handsome rooster face! "What's that?! I can hear again!" he seemed to say! It was so funny! The other ear is more clogged so I just let the remover sit on it and will check it out this morning. I told some friends at a Christmas party last night how I removed my rooster's ear wax - you should have seen the looks! They think I'm nuts. But I love my rooster and he loves me! Bye!