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What is my rooster doing?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by owlflights, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. owlflights

    owlflights Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 15, 2015
    SE Iowa
    I have an austalorp rooster. Sometimes I see him waggling his head from side to side. We had a leghorn roo who did this as well. It makes me laugh because it looks like he is trying to wiggle his wattles.
    Is this normal rooster behavior, something to be concerned about, or just odd?
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    I have not noticed that in the two roos that i have had, but if your other roo did the same thing, then i can only assume its normal?

  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    My males have done it, it's normal. I can only assume they have water on their wattles or an itch.
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    I've read that they do that to make the wattles sway back and forth to entice the girls.......or he could have water on his wattles.

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