my rooster lost his voice!

birdbrain5

Songster
9 Years
Aug 2, 2010
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one of my roosters seems to have lost his voice. he was crowing this morning and it was pathetic, he was very hoarse lol. this afternoon when i went out again i saw him keep trying, and hes even more quiet than earlier! him and one of the other roosters crow the most out of all of them. allllll day long they are back and forth. is it possible he actually lost his voice, or is this something i should be concerned about?
 

ChickensAreSweet

Heavenly Grains for Hens
9 Years
Jun 8, 2010
15,100
651
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Pacific NW- where the Douglas Firs grow
The following quote is from the below website- bear in mind it is for all birds not just chickens-

"Voice / Loss of or changes

Most commonly caused by an infection in the trachea. Most often fungal (aspergillus), but could also be bacterial.

In budgies, cockatiels and some other species, goiter (an enlarged thyroid gland) is also known to cause sqeaking or crying sounds in addition to regurgitation and coughing. The enlarged gland compresses the trachea leading to voice changes and respiratory difficulties.

The vet needs to run diagnostic tests, such as cultures and blood work."


from http://www.avianweb.com/sickbirdsymptoms.html#voice
 

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