Rooster has a sore throat?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickenfeet, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Chickenfeet

    Chickenfeet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My most favorite rooster has lost his beautiful crow. He has no other symtoms other than being hoarse. Eating, drinking and poop is all normal. Is there anything I can give him? Could he have str:(ained his voice? [​IMG]
     
  2. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    hehe,, does he crow alot lol....
    i would try vetrx. but,, not really sure,, never dealt with a horse bird [​IMG]
     
  3. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    I've got nothing but Wow! I have never heard of that. I did have an encounter with a rooster who had been abused and the people tried to do something to stop it from crowing. It still crowed but it sounds like a broken door.

    I hope someone has an answer for you!
     
  4. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:And you're complaining? Do a throat swab on him, culture and sell whatever he has. You can get RICH.
     
  5. Chickenfeet

    Chickenfeet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He would crow all the time. I actually have 2 other roo's but his is by far the best. I promise he has never been abused, he doesn't even know he's a chicken. (rotten, rotten!!) [​IMG]
     
  6. norxgirl

    norxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bad form? Rooster does sound hoarse, like he's gone soprano on us.....we actually bought crow collars but wanted to see if free ranging would help before we applied one. Lots of prayer on most humane solution....a little comical....
     
  7. Windyschickens

    Windyschickens Just Hatched

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    I know this is an old post, I'm hoping you're still active on this site. Did you find out what was wrong with your roo? I just rescued a small flock and they have a leg mite infestation. The roo sounds very hoarse. I haven't been able to get ahold of the original owners to see if this is "normal" for him, though I'm not sure I'd trust their word seeing as the mites are so bad....
     
  8. norxgirl

    norxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our roo is back to his old noisy self after several days of going soprano on us. Do you think mites caused anemia which may have depressed immune system, leading to a respiratory condition? Keep us posted....
     
  9. Windyschickens

    Windyschickens Just Hatched

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    Oh, I'm not sure. How do I tell if he's anemic? He's a huge rooster, my husband is guessing 20 lbs. his feathers look very nice and healthy. He has good color everywhere except the damaged scales from the mites.
     
  10. norxgirl

    norxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd have to Google it myself. 20 lbs? Holy Moly....is he black?
     

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