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Chicken straining and holding it's mouth open

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I had a rooster that when I through them their food he would start to peck at the food then hold his neck up and have his mouth open. I had noticed this behavior for a while then the other day I found him dead. I was just wondering what was wrong? I have been reading about sour and impacted crop and don't know if that is what it was or if he had something in is throat. Unfortunately I burned his body before I read about all this today so I can't dissect to investigate it now. I was just wondering.

Thanks for any insight I can get. Now I just need to find another Lavender Orpington to replace him.

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I do not know.  My chickens do that occasionally, but they all seem to be fine.  I am really sorry about your loss.

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