My rooster sounds like he's sucking on a helium balloon.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by guinea fowl galore, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Australia
    He is a full grown Australorp. The symptoms started Yesterday morning. Whatever noise he makes whether it's crowing or making that "calling to his ladies" noise, it's Sooooo squeaky. He's breathing out of his mouth and when he breaths in it squeaks too. He seems perfectly fine other than this.
    So what do you all think? Does he have something stuck in his throat or does he have a sickness? I had a bit of a look ( I couldn't too much because he would freak out, makin things worse) and I can't see anything blocking up the breathing pipe hole.
    I need answers fast because we're killing some today and if he's sick then he'll have to go too.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    gee don't rush to judge him. You can't be that hungry - let one rooster live awhile - give people a chance to respond.
     
  3. chixruleboysdrool

    chixruleboysdrool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you should let him live for a while and if he gets sicker you should ... you know.... "do the deed"
     
  4. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Australia
    Well I'm certainly not going to indanger the rest if my breeder flock just because of a rooster. I've got way too many as it is. If he wasn't one of the two that I am deciding on keeping for breeding then he would be dinner by now anyway.
    I'm just trying to figure out what's wrong with him.
     
  5. quesodano

    quesodano Out Of The Brooder

    Maybe he has allergies? [​IMG]
     
  6. chisNchickens

    chisNchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a respiratory infection maybe...if you don't need him or care one way or the other - cull him. That or antibiotics. I wouldn't risk it for the rest of the birds. JMO.
     
  7. PeepsAreForMe

    PeepsAreForMe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls make this noise too and I never knew how to describe it!! They are not sick at all though, it is just one of the many sounds they make.
     
  8. Sylvestor12

    Sylvestor12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes if you have a dusty coop they can develop asthma over time making them have that sound, you shouldn't worry too much about it unless it gets worse.
     
  9. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Australia
    Wow, it surprises me how old threads get dug up.
    This happened October last year and I can honestly say I have no clue what happened to him. I have had so many birds come and go since then that I can't remember.
    I do however remember calling the vet about it and finding that it was some kind of respiratory illness.
    With the quality and rarity of my flock now if I had this happen again drastic measures would be taken to make sure that bird had no chance of spreading the illness to other birds.
     
  10. PeepsAreForMe

    PeepsAreForMe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL I didn't realize how old it was until after I commented. We BYC's are thorough if nothing else!! Reading through every bit we come across!
     

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