Chicken with raspy voice.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Big yellow, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. Big yellow

    Big yellow In the Brooder

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    Hello friends,

    As of yesterday, one of my chickens tried to make her usual clucking sound, but it came out very raspy, almost like she was hoarse. Ever since then, she hasn't been able to make her normal noises. She is moving around fine and drinking like normal. What does this mean? Should I take her to the vet?
    Thanks!
     

  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

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    How old is it? And are you SURE it's a hen? Might it be a roo in disguise that is just now trying out his voice? PICS please!
     
  3. Big yellow

    Big yellow In the Brooder

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    She is about five months old. Ill get you a pic as soon as I can.
     
  4. Big yellow

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    [​IMG] There she is. Sorry for bieng late.
     
  5. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

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    Hmmmmmm..it looks like a hen with one reservation.....it has very distinct hackle feathering, but other than that I'd say pullet. If she's 5 months old you should start seeing eggs fairly soon. Could be you have an "alto" voice in her!! [​IMG] I wouldn't worry about it, just keep an eye out for anything else unusual...
     
  6. Big yellow

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    Alright, thanks! I'll look out for a big brown egg!
     
  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Your hen may just be getting her grown up voice, but I would look around for any wet or moldy conditions which can irritate her breathing. Make sure that you have as much ventilation as you can in your coop because that can help to prevent respiratory diseases. She's definitely a hen since she has no pointy saddle feathers.
     

  8. Big yellow

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    Alright, Ill look around for mold. Thanks!
     
  9. Big yellow

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