My rooster is making a strange noise

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Arkady, Jun 12, 2019 at 1:25 PM.

  1. Arkady

    Arkady Songster

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    it’s probably no big deal (I hope), but since I first checked on the chickens this morning, my rooster has been making an odd noise. It’s a soft noise and he seems like he does it with every breath. It’s occasionally punctuated with a sharp squeak, almost like a hiccup. He hasn’t stopped all morning. Could he possibly have a respiratory infection or something? Everything else seems normal. I posted a video:
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2019 at 1:35 PM
  2. Keeperofmunchkins

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    Hmmm. How is he doing now? The 'sharp squeak' you described is a sneeze.
    It could be respiratory, or its possible he might have something stuck in his throat or inside his nostrils.

    Try to gently open his beak and check down his throat that is obstructing his normal breathing. Also check his nose and eyes for any discharge.

    Is he eating and drinking normally? How is his poop?
    You could try to gently massage down his throat and you could also try feeding him some bread soaked in vegetable or olive oil to help dislodge anything that may be lodged in his esophagus.
     
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  3. Arkady

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