Strange noise

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cpait, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. cpait

    cpait Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello. I've read every thread I could find about coughing, crop, coxy. I cannot find a description that matches what we are experiencing. I'm leaning towards coxy. But here are our symptoms.
    Fluffed out feathers (but it is 40 degrees)
    A very low and rapid croaking noise
    The noise started on and off and became persistent.
    Yesterday and today she won't leave the egg box
    Last night I harassed her until she came out and she gobbled up some scratch and water.
    I've given her a general physical and besides a dry and faded comb, earlobes and waddle I can't see anything obvious.
    Any suggestions? They have never had any vaccines. They are about 9 months old and just started laying on Christmas Eve.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Could she be broody? Even at that age they can want to hatch eggs. Otherwise she may be getting sick with a possible respiratory disease. Could you post a video? Just in case she is wheezing or having stridor, you can check out this video of stridor, a noisy sound when there is something partially blocking the airway, including mucus or a piece of food:
     
  3. cpait

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    I'd be so happy if it was only broody. Here are couple videos. Sorry for my lack of cinematography skills. The first couple you can hear the noise. The last one I placed her on the ground with her flock and some meal worms and scratch. She acts like she's never eaten before and poops like a horse! I think she sits in the box and holds it in. She's not pooping in the boxes. She will move from one to the other occasionally.

    Well... I can't figure out how to post a video from my Phone. I'll keep trying.
     
  4. Adalida

    Adalida Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds exactly like when my Buff goes broody. Is it almost like a growling noise that she makes? I'm trying to find a video for you to compare...
     
  5. cpait

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  6. cpait

    cpait Out Of The Brooder

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    This one is good.
     
  7. cpait

    cpait Out Of The Brooder

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    This is a 'get that phone out of my face' but I'm posting so you can see her eyes look clear to me.

    This is her after I forced her to socialize.
     
  8. bucky52

    bucky52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Broody. I recognize that sound, And the big poop.
     
  9. cpait

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    Oh I hope so. She's healthy other than being the one that always has a poopy butt. Since we don't have a rooster I guess that's a few weeks without her laying?
    My 5th one not pictured here is recovering from a hawk attack. The attack was stopped before she/he hurt her but he pucked her bald on one side. She's growing in nicely. Anyway no eggs from her while feathers grow back I guess.
     
  10. Adalida

    Adalida Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, broody! Now you get the fun of breaking her...or hatching eggs! I've had a few go broody who were very easy to break, but my Buff has to go to the "broody buster" dog crate for a few days to snap her out of it.
     

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