I hope someone can help. Just joined the forum. Have been searching the posts to see if my problem has already been discussed, have not found an exact match so far. My cockerel has lost his voice. This morning letting them out, he was trying to crow but it was very weak and hoarse. I share chicken duties with a neighbor and she was on the dawn shift last week, so I don't know how long he has had this problem. I have been checking him all day, he is keeping himself apart from the girls, closing his eyes, the back of his comb is looking a bit dark (he is a cotswold legbar, large red comb). I just shut them in and noticed his breathing sounds strange, like gurgling. Does anyone have any ideas? Maybe gape worm? respiratory problems? something with his crop? I prefer to treat my chickens with natural treatments... but really want him to make it as he is the kindest cockerel, really treats the girls well.