Roo squeaking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Puddin Fluff, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    My 7 mo old cockerel is squeaking. He does this quite often and has been doing it for a while. I have now noticed other birds in the flock doing the same. I have owned chickens for 6 years and have never had them making this sound on a regular basis.

    I have treated the flock with anti-biotics but many are still making this squeak sound. I have a couple of others who sound kinda flemmy and are puffed and obviously feeling under the weather, however the squeaky ones are having normal behaviors. I have no idea what the even begin to do or what it could be.

    Ideas? Suggestions? Thanks.
     
  2. dragonthehunter

    dragonthehunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is some strange noise
     
  3. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    Tell me about it. I feel like I have had an alien species dropped on me!
     
  4. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What antibiotic did you use?Tylan 50 for respiratory problems.He is sneezing you can see his head shake for side to side.
     
  5. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a sneeze!
     
  6. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    Oxytetrocycline (sp) was what I had available. There is no discharge and no swelling, no smell. No gurgling. Only the squeaking.
     
  7. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    What type of feed do you give?
    Have you added anything to the coop/run like DE?

    It does sound like a sneeze. Do you notice this more after he eats? Could be getting crumbles/food in his nostrils and is clearing them.

    A couple of mine seem to really stick their beaks deep in the feed when they eat and sometimes end up sneezing - I saw crumbles fly from their nostrils one day[​IMG]

    Dusty, dry conditions can also cause bouts of sneezing. Watch to see if there is any "circumstances" that bring on the behavior.
     
  8. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    That is normal....Like others have stated it is caused from dust....He is a fluffy guy....Dry air can cause them to sneeze also dust baths,bedding, etc....

    No need for any medications....


    Cheers!
     
  9. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    It is concerning to me because he is not the only one doing it. A number of my cochins are doing it. And I now have 3 birds that have a flemmy sound and are puffed up and not being social. Not sure it the two issues are related or coincidental.

    I am accustomed to chickens sneezing but he has been doing this for the past few months, probably since he got his big boy voice and now I have some girls doing it too.

    Just strange. I have heard birds squeak before but it would be a rare occasion. This is happening frequently throughout the day.
     
  10. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    As asked in one other reply.....Do you use DE in your Coop?

    What type of bedding?

    Cheers!
     

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