Please Help! Choking/Sneezing Sounds from rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by easttxchick, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    I went out to close the coop and heard a choking/sneezing sound from my 10 month old Pyncheon Bantam rooster.
    He seemed fine about an hour ago-nothing then.
    When he does this sneezing/choking thing-he is stretching his neck out. He seems to be gasping at points.
    His comb is still red-not purple. He is walking around and his poop looked normal. His body feels warm to me.
    I currently have him in a small crate in the laundry room with some water-no food.
    I probably have what I need to treat him if I knew what I was dealing with.
    I saw him eat about an hour ago.
    Could he have something lodged or is this something more sinister?
    Please help-he is my best little chicken buddy.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Hi easttxchick, sorry this is going on with your roo, have you thought about gape worms? i understand they stretch their necks out when they have them . Just grabbing at straws though, If you have ivermectin pouron you can use that to treat it. Is there any other symptoms, he could also have something caught in his throat. How does his crop look?feel?
     
  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Hi Lydia-his crop feels OK-that was one of the first things I thought of.
    I'm kinda baffled on this one.
    Talked to the vet and we're going to go ahead and give him a shot of Tylan 200-as much as I hate to-gotta try to help my little boy. [​IMG]
    Thanks for responding, though.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Hey let me know how he's doing. [​IMG]
     
  5. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Hi Lydia-
    Well he seems back to his normal, feisty self this morning. Pulled him out of his cage to take a look at him and let him walk around in the garage and he took off at about 100 miles an hour to the coop where he proceeded to try to whip the rears of his buddies. [​IMG] Also, crowing like a maniac which he was unable to do last night.
    Eating and drinking well, too.
    Very odd-thinking he might have had an obstruction in his throat or something.
    Thanks for asking about him-he is my little chicken companion and I was in a panic at the thought of anything happening to him.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    So thankful to hear that easttx, My little roos are more interested in their girls than me but the are very special to me, both are very well behaved and have never tried to attack anyone of us. So I know how you feel. Keep me updated okay.
     

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