Rooster making odd noise when crowing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicken Bee, May 28, 2010.

  1. Chicken Bee

    Chicken Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know whether this belongs in this section or not. I don't even know whether it's a health thing or a behavioral thing.

    The rooster in question is an EE, almost a year old now. Occasionally, after he crows, he makes this high pitched squeaking sound and shakes his head. It almost sounds like hiccuping or something. He's been doing this since he learned to crow, and it's only him... not any of the other roos. Well, this afternoon I was passing by and he started to crow, but before he could finish the note, he lowered his head and made the high pitched 'hiccuping' sound. Then he just stood there, hunched over, and repeatedly making the sound. After a few seconds, he seemed to return to normal. My first thought was that he'd thrown out his vocal cords or something, but he's crowed since then.

    What would cause this weird noise?

    Aside from this, he seems very healthy and active.
     
  2. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] They all make different noises. Our Dutch always had this weird winding down sound after they crowed. My Hugemungous cochin always sneezed after he crowed.

    My grandpa had a nasty old roo who'd been booted in the throat and sounded like a train whistle after that. [​IMG] Still was evil nasty, but funny as hell to listen to his crow.
     
  3. Aframechickens191

    Aframechickens191 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when my roosters were younger, they would always have to inhale quickly after expelling all that air! it could be that your guy is just catching his breath! it should wear off. if it doesnt...well, thats his problem! lol [​IMG]
     

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