rooster can't crow (update)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by panner123, May 16, 2008.

  1. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    I have had this roo running the property for months. He would make sure we were awake at 3:30 A M every day. Two days ago my wife notice he was making a funny sound and wasn't crowing. I came home from work early today and he can't make any sound, though he tries. His comb is dark blood red not his normal bright red. I think he has something caught in his throat, but I can't catch him. He was a drop off that calls our place his. He tries to drink but is not interested in food. The only other idea I have is that he got a snake bite. The rattlers are starting to came out around here. Anyone have any other thoughts.

    After a 120 mile trip to the only vet that would look at a chicken on Saturday and a 176.75 bill, my wife found out what is wrong with the roo. He swallowed a screw. When she asked the vet to take it out he said NO WAY, take the bird home and have the most expensive chicken dinner you will ever have. He was right too, 176.75 plus 60 for gas plus about 10 for her lunch equals 246.75.
    Hope he isn't tough too.
    Last edited: May 18, 2008
  2. Maybe his crop has something lodged in it? Wait until tonight and you can catch him easier. Make sure you watch where he goes.
  3. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Will we caught the rooster. The only thing we can figure out is, he has something lodged in his throat. He is gasping for air. His comb and waddles are really discolored. We have given him water and now the wife is fixing him some food. If he makes it until tomorrow, I will get him some antiboitics. This might stop any infection caused by the object.
  4. CoopDelisle

    CoopDelisle Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    Gulf Coast
    I hope he is going to be fine. Maybe a vet can remove what ever is lodged. Make sure that he at least drinks. Hang in there.

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