Suddenly weird crow from teenager...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Egg Rookie 2010, May 6, 2011.

  1. Egg Rookie 2010

    Egg Rookie 2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my EE roo who is now about 13 weeks has been giving and enthusiastic crow for quite some time now. The last few days he is crowing but then a werid thing happens. Have you ever had pneumonia and after you exhale then your lungs still squeeze out one last weird bit of air? Well he gives a good crow then this odd nearly silent "echo" crow. A friend said he sounds asthmatic. (she is not a chicken person) he is NOT sneezing, coughing, runny nostrils. He IS eating, drinking but acting more aggressive with the girls than usual. So....any ideas? Is something wrong with him? The weather is great and other birds are acting normally.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I've had two roosters like that; still have one as a matter of fact (Impy). I consider it to be normal.
     
  3. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    My BO sounds like that too. He is a year and a half old and has never shown signs of illness. I just tell people he has a leak. [​IMG]
     
  4. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe he's giving it a little too much 'oomph' ?
     
  5. Egg Rookie 2010

    Egg Rookie 2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gritsar seriously over 23 THOUSAND posts?!? Amazing! Thanks for your input all....I feel better now!
     
  6. wsdareme

    wsdareme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BCM roo does it all the time. It sounds quite odd. We all had a preconceived idea of what a crow was supposed to sound like. I now know that a rooster's crow sometimes doesn't even sound like a crow! Stumpy's crow sounds like a quiet growl at the end of the regular crow (which is not particularly melodic anyhow).
     

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