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help! My rooster is acting funny!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LittleMoon, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. LittleMoon

    LittleMoon Out Of The Brooder

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    My plymoth rock roo Stripey is making weird noises. He has him mouth gaped open, then only closed for a moment, then he opens again while making a weird noise. Like a choking, coughing like noise. What can I do? i tried pouring some water into his mouth, is something stuck in his throat? It sounds like loud coughing/bawking. Is it just hiccups?? Do chickens get those. Please help!
     
  2. rbaker0345

    rbaker0345 Big Mamma Brahma

    Google gapeworm or try to feel if there is something stuck in his throat. Don't pour water in his mouth again, he could aspirate.
     
  3. LittleMoon

    LittleMoon Out Of The Brooder

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    earlier his cough sounded like a donkey bray, if that helps.

    How much is it to take him to vet? my mom will fuss, we dont have any money at all [​IMG] what do i do?

    Do i stick my finger down is throat? Im not experience with this stuff, i dont know if ill hurt him or not.
     
  4. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine have done that before. I think they had a feather or something in their throat. They still ate and drank though. Just keep an eye on him. Make sure he eats and drinks.
     

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