Rosie quit crowing. WHY???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jwoodall, May 6, 2009.

  1. jwoodall

    jwoodall Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok....so usually my rooster is crowing up a storm but he hasn't crowed all day (AT ALL). Could something be wrong? I had a rooster once before that couldn't crow and weeks later he died. Could he have a respiratory infection? should I medicate just in case? If so, what do I give and from where?


    Many thanks for the advice!
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Does he have any other symptoms?
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    It's probably because you keep calling him Rosie, so he thinks he's a girl now. JUST KIDDING - sorry.

    Is he eating and drinking? What about other activities - is he acting normally otherwise? Is he scratching/itching at his head/beak? If so, he may have something lodged in his trachea (I don't think this is common, but it's a possibility).
     
  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    How is he acting? Have you seen him courting the hens today? I think we need an update on symptoms.
     
  5. jwoodall

    jwoodall Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes he appears normal in every other way. He's taken care of the ladies, eating drinking, scratching (ground not himself). Makes a noise like he's gonna say something but then nothing......

    Oh and I call him rosie because I thought he WAS a girl but he was a late bloomer. The name sticked with me and my daughters so we kept it. He is still THE MAN!!!!
     
  6. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    If he seems to be eating and drinking okay, and is still servicing his girls, I'd just watch closely for further symptoms, if any. He could have hurt his neck in an odd landing, or scratched his trachea eating something a bit sharp on the edges...give him a couple days - I bet he'll be just fine in no time!
     
  7. jwoodall

    jwoodall Out Of The Brooder

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    Good NEws....Rosie's crowing!!!!
     
  8. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, that certainly IS good news! I'm so glad to hear it! Go, Rosie!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Darn, I was hoping he could come visit my roo and teach him how to shut up lol

    J/K Yay! Glad he is ok and back to normal!
     

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