Hoarse Rooster? And I'm complaining?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sunflower, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Sunflower

    Sunflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I seem to have a Rooster that is hoarse! He is loosing his little voice. It's sounds so squeeky it's kind of cute...I'm not complaining at all, really, I'm just kind of worried about the poor fellah.
    Has any one heard of that before? He does like to let his presence be known more than the other roos...could he have worn his crower out? He doesn't seem sick, no sniffles. Although the weather has been a roller coaster lately...
     
  2. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    We had a roo that had the same thing. It is not too uncommon, but we were told to treat ours with water soluble Terramycin, which seemed to clear it up, whatever it was.
     
  3. Sunflower

    Sunflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks chick. I will look into that. I gave them all some warm oatmeal last night. I'll see how he is tonight when I get home from work.
    Thanks again!
     
  4. Angerbat

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    Our Rhode Island Rooster sounded pretty good at first but not too loud then went hoarse. He has been hoarse for awhile and is just coming out of it. Someone told us that it takes a year for them to really get their voice and he is just about a year old now.
     
  5. Layin Eggs

    Layin Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Going through Puberty? [​IMG]

    Jk.. hope he's ok
     
  6. Sunflower

    Sunflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very funny!! He's actually almost a year old. I think his voice is gone...I don't know - he hasn't crowed or even tried to crow for a couple of days now. I am concerned, but he is eating well and seems ok. Hopefully he'll come out of it too.
    He's kind of the "slow" bird, his feet are kind of knarly and we think he might have a hip problem b/c he runs by throwing his feet to the sides instead of in front of him.
    It's been such a cold winter and it's been hardest on Luckey.
     
  7. Sunflower

    Sunflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our rooster Luckey is gone. He died early this morning. He wasn't real strong to begin with but we are just so sad about his passing. He is the Lakenvelder in the back. Capt'n Jack (Bantam) grew up with him and they were best buddies.

    I guess the hoarse voice was more serious than we thought. He seemed fine, was eating well, a getting around like usual. The only other odd thing was that his comb got kind of pale and was flopping over a little the past couple of days.
    Here he is when we still thought he was a she...(he had some foot problems)
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    Luckey and his best friend
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  8. hypnofrogstevie

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    I am so sorry. He looked like a beutiful bird. [​IMG]
     
  9. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    He was very pretty and I am sorry you lost him. Did you try the Terramycin? Watch it with the rest of your birds, cause what he had might be contagious. I was thinking about that and I remembered we had two roos that had it at different times; Whitey (our old ten year old white leghorn roo) had it first....with him, we didn't do anything, and he recovered on his own. One of our other roos got it months later and we gave him the terramycin and he also recovered. If you didn't try it, you might want to get some and have it on hand in case someone else gets it. It is fairly inexpensive and easy to mix into the drinking water; you can get it at most feed stores. I know some other people in the past on this site have had experience with hoarse roos too; you might want to search to see what their experiences were. It is hard to know what to do because chickens are very good at covering up illnesses, and we've had a few where the same thing happened to us; we thought they were fine, just a little off maybe, til it was too late to do anything.
     
  10. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When my roosters were suffering from an upper respiratory infection, they went hoarse. The other signs of an upper respiratory infection would be a runny nose, crusted discharge on the beak, swollen face(especially around the eye), and sometimes wheezing or knocking when they breathe.

    Did your roo show any signs of a respiratory infection?

    -Kim
     

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