Our roo has been fine all day, but suddenly tonight, tried to crow several times, but nothing comes out. He sounded a little wheezy when I was feeling his throat, but that may have been because I was messing with it. He's still clucking and eating, but no crowing. I felt his throat, and can feel a little lump - am wondering if something is stuck?
We added a sandbox to the coop today with play sand and some small gravel size rocks. Could he have inhaled a rock? I don't think it could be gapeworm - It would be quite a coincidence for that to suddenly happen the same day we added the sandbox.
I gave him a little bread soaked in olive oil just in case it is something in his esophagus. He ate it up.
Leave it to us to end up with a roo dumb enough to choke on a rock.
Any thoughts/ideas?? Thanks