Rooster Crowing then Moaning

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dillondonnelly1, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. dillondonnelly1

    dillondonnelly1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, everyone. This is my first post on BC.

    Recently I noticed that when my rooster crows, he lets out a very quiet and faint moan. I'm not sure if this is something I should be worried about or not. Also, he doesn't do it every single time he crows. Right now though, he crowed at least four times and moaned after each one. Is he simply crowing too much?

    Two more details, he is 4 months old and he is an Easter Egger.
     
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  2. dillondonnelly1

    dillondonnelly1 Out Of The Brooder

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    And just to clarify, the moan is AFTER he's done crowing. But sometimes it sounds like he doesn't finish his crow. Almost like half of a crow.
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC!

    I would suggest getting a video or audio recording of the crow so that we can hear what you are hearing - that would help differentiate between normal and not normal sound.
     
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  4. dillondonnelly1

    dillondonnelly1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, I tried to get an audio recording of him crowing but he wouldn't. He always crows when I don't want him to haha. But the one time I want him to, he doesn't. Is he just letting out excess air? There are no visible signs from what I can tell. He is acting normal and eating/drinking. I know it may be hard to diagnose this without a recording, but do you have any idea if he is sick form what I just said?
     
  5. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    My brahmas did the same thing when they were "perfecting" their crow. I was worried too.
     
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  6. dillondonnelly1

    dillondonnelly1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Actually, please disregard that post. When I came in, he started crowing. Here is the audio [email protected]://clyp.it/1qsnkmv1
     
  7. dillondonnelly1

    dillondonnelly1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Actually, disregard my last post. He started crowing after I came in. Here is the audio clip.http://clyp.it/1qsnkmv1


    @bamadude Thanks! That makes me feel a lot better!
     
  8. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep. Thats exactly what mine sounded like.
     
  9. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    My 3 year old rooster has always done that, and is perfectly healthy. All of my other roosters over the years have not, but I don't think anything is wrong with your rooster.
     
  10. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldnt worry
     
  11. emmyeagle

    emmyeagle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BR does that too. I think it sounds hilarious!
     

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