Can chickens get laryngitis?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickPeas, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. ChickPeas

    ChickPeas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bantam rooster Iris has a high pitched crow, but since yesterday evening, he sounds like he's losing his voice. His crow sounds strained. [​IMG]

    I don't think he was injured in anyway. Can a rooster lose his voice? He can be a little nasty man and attacks me fairly often. He's a teeny little thing but he packs a hard punch so when he comes at me, I swat him away. Now I'm petrified I've swatted him and hurt him somehow. [​IMG]

    I don't think I did, but I'm worried about him...paranoid me is thinking cancer or something odd. [​IMG]

    Any ideas? I don't know if I should take him to the vet or not.
     
  2. cowgirlup

    cowgirlup New Egg

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    I have the same question, my rooster had a good crow and then all of a sudden this morning, he sounded like he had laryngitis. ???????????
     
  3. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old is the roo
     
  4. cowgirlup

    cowgirlup New Egg

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    He is about 6-8 months old.
     
  5. cowgirlup

    cowgirlup New Egg

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    Hello???? Anybody else ever seen this before?
     
  6. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some do it while they still young they still devolpiling and have not got it down right just yet
     
  7. cowgirlup

    cowgirlup New Egg

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    Well, he was crowing very well, this has been for about a month now, and then this morning I noticed the squeak........
     
  8. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the other posters are right, it can happen to a maturing roo. Have you observed any other symptoms that would make you think he is ill? Are his droppings normal?
     
  9. ChickPeas

    ChickPeas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Iris was born in March and is the alpha of a flock of 6 hens. He appears normal..he's his usual little brat self.

    When are roos completely mature? You mean his voice could actually be changing again?
     

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