Rooster losing his crow?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by xxSonja, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. xxSonja

    xxSonja Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What gives?
    My approx 12 month old Light Sussex rooster seems to be losing his crow.
    He use to have a beautiful loud deep crow, and just over the last couple of days he seems to have lost it. Its just a wheezing squeaky crow now.
    He also seems to be breathing fairly loudly too.
    Could he have strained himself competing with the younger boys? Or could it be something serious like a respiratory disease?
    Other than the crowing problem, he seems healthy as always.
    Sounds silly but could it have anything to do with him sleeping on the ground in a dirt hole instead of on the roost?
    What could i do to help him?
    Any ideas? Has anyone else had this happen?
     
  2. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    I'd be worried that he is coming down with something. I don't think roosting on the ground would cause it though. I haven't had that happen with my rooster but I don't think they get sore throats from crowing any more than a dog would get hoarse from barking too much.












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