Hello! I've noticed my rooster breathing weird for about two months. He was alert and seemingly healthy otherwise up until recently. He is a mutt, truly.. Looks like he has auracana in him. Symptoms .. Lacks energy (still has flight response and good reaction, but prefers to be still/sleepy) Excess mucus, especially in his mouth Trouble swallowing Breathes through mouth only, nostrils seemed blocked. No discharge Eyes look watery Face looks disheveled, possibly swollen slightly. His waddle/crown is still red and decent looking. He can still make noise and there's nothing that we can see down his throat (no yellow or white patches, no visible gapeworm blockage) He doesn't really have many symptoms of gapeworm..just the mouth breathing and trouble swallowing. I also researched respiratory illnesses, and the only possibility I saw was Newcastle..as the only symptom is mucus. No rasping, wheezing, coughing, or sneezing. His crop is hard and his breath does smell. I believe this might be sour crop or some sort of GI issue, but I will wait for further symptoms as he is now isolated with only water. He doesn't seem to want to drink, and he pecks at food but isn't crazy about it like the other chickens. I believe this is because he has trouble swallowing from the excess mucus. I gave him a massage and a little bit of baking soda and water solution with a syringe to help break up food that may be stuck. I'm going to feed him plain yogurt, eggs, and continue to try to get fluids in him - electrolytes, acv and such included. Olive oil is another option I believe I'll try. Has anyone else had a digestive problem with their chickens that had similar symptoms? Does this sound like anything else? Solutions and shared experience would be much appreciated. I've done about 4 hours of research thus far and would appreciate the help. If this worsens and I can't find a solution I'll have to go to a vet, and I don't care for vets around where I live. The last one I went to looked at me like I was crazy for trying to help a chicken..also charged me out the ***** for simple tests. No other fowl in our flock are effected.