Roo with rattling crow and gurgling sound when breathing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Murphys2009, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Murphys2009

    Murphys2009 In the Brooder

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    I am new to chickens, well since I was a kid when my parents and grandparents had them.... So anyways, I have this White Leghorn that doesn't sound so well for the last week. He chases the hens around, eats, drinks, pretty active, he just doesn't sound right. I do know he and the RIR/Buff Orp Cross roo fight from time to time. They are separated now with their own flock of girls at opposite ends of property? Any ideas of what is going on with him?
     

  2. missychicky

    missychicky Songster

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    have you checked him for gaping worms? That might cause the weird sounds.
     
  3. Murphys2009

    Murphys2009 In the Brooder

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    So I look into his beak? I googled it, and said that sometimes you can see a spiral worm???? I have thought about culling him thinking he may be in pain, but he is very active, and if he has any parasites afraid to consume him?
     
  4. Murphys2009

    Murphys2009 In the Brooder

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    Any more suggestions? I am not a vet, but have ruled out the gaping worms.
     
  5. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Songster

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    Northern Indiana
    Well depending on your weather, he may just have a common cold...rainy, humid, hot, etc. It could just be caused by those fluctuations.
     

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