Not exactly an emergency but I need some feedback

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by babsterh, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. babsterh

    babsterh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 5 month old RIR is squeaking. Instead of the normal chatter this girl has a squeak almost in a hic-cup like pattern. It's not constant but she'll have several in a row then stop and start again. It's over 100 degrees here today, it's been hot all week...not sure if that is a factor. The squeaking has been going on for 2 days. She hasn't started laying yet and seems to be eating and drinking well. Any thoughts? Thanks
     
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  2. That Quail Lady

    That Quail Lady Out Of The Brooder

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    One of My RIR roosters did that for a while, in the summer heat.
    My guess is its some mild version of a heat stroke something like that, a throat injury, etc.
     
  3. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    My idea is that "she" is teaching "himself" to crow. Stranger things have happened.
     
  4. babsterh

    babsterh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol, that would be interesting...I let my 3 year old grandson name "her"... he wanted to name her Donald Trump but we told him it was a girl so he named her Hillary Clinton
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I'm not sure, but she might be sneezing or snicking. You can probably find a video of that on youtube or by doing a search on Google or BYC.
     
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  6. babsterh

    babsterh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks...I just put some electrolytes in their water in the event it is heat related
     
  7. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our 14 month RIR rooster does that sometimes. He first started doing it when we put a new cage with young pullets next to the cage he and his hens are in. It is hot here too but they have a mister they get into when they want to cool off. Dunno, might be associated with the heat.
     

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