Rooster Lost His Voice/Crow...Tries But Just Squeaks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chunky_ficken, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. chunky_ficken

    chunky_ficken Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 19, 2009
    Pacific Northwest
    Our 2 Year old Dominique Rooster has suddenly lost his voice. He appears healthy otherwise, but when he puffs up, flaps his wings and tries to crow, a pathetic squeaking sound comes out.

    Any ideas about what's up........and/or a fix or cure?

    Thanks for any help.....

  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    Hmm, maybe a sore throat? I'm not sure if chickens can get sore throats but you never know! Hopefully it isn't a sign of something worse.
  3. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    has he been exposed to any dusts or molds?

    click disinfectant for Oxine.

    info about some forms of respiratory illness:

    for now..I'd get some Tylan 50 injectable..and syringes..available at most farm/feed/livestock supply stores
    (and at the first link).other meds with info available..
    click antibiotics..injectables and water solubles...

    always remember that chickens, especially roos, hide illness till they are very sick.
    a hoarse crow is a possible early symptom of respiratory illness.

    give extra protein, such as egg..keep well fed..and give vitamins..poultry vitamins..
    or Poly-vi-sol liquid baby vitamins,,Enfamil brand..No IRON..give 3 drops on beak once a day for 2 days, then 2 drops for 2 days then 1 drop for 3 days.
    keep warm, dry and protected from draft.
  4. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

    May 30, 2008
    Washington State
    Another should the rest of the flock be treated?
  5. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    if you can separate the roo to a warm dry place, it could help keep the others from catching whatever he might have.

    just watch for symptoms..and try and determine if there are any molds or dusts around.
    make sure coop is clean and no ammonia fumes.

    what bedding are you using?
  6. Germangirlygirl

    Germangirlygirl Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 13, 2011
    My Rooster had been fine up until this morning and now he is doing one of those swarky crows also. I think I saw one of my pullets sneezing, are they all getting sick on me? My husband wanted to know if they can make us sick?

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