Hoarse rooster

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by OllieMom, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. OllieMom

    OllieMom New Egg

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    My bantam rooster, Ollie, is almost 2, and a delight. Who knew chickens were so charming? Found your site looking for information on hoarseness...his crow, which was so musical, has been petering out lately, without overuse as far as I know. Any similar observations and solutions would be very welcome!
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I had a 2 year old roo who lost his "voice". After a week and a half, I called the vet, who does treat birds, but is a long ways off, and he said start him on Teramycin powder from the feed store right away. I did put the Teramycin in his water, but after 2 weeks of it, he died anyway, being too debilitated to recover. He was eating, but too sick to heal.

    I would suggest starting some kind of antibiotic immediately, quarantining him from other birds and a fast visit to a vet who treats birds, if you can.

    I miss Comet still, and it's been over a year. Please take action fast, and let me know how it goes. Good luck!




    BTW, that's the same thing that got me to BYC! Welcome- I now hatch my own chickens, this place is truly addicting!
     
  3. needmorechickens!

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  5. The Chicken Lady

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  6. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

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