What’s Wrong With My Rooster?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Arkady, Jun 12, 2019 at 5:28 PM.

  1. Arkady

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    Since I first checked on the chickens this morning, my rooster has been making an odd noise. It’s a soft noise and he seems like he does it with every breath. It’s occasionally punctuated with a sharp squeak, almost like a hiccup. He hasn’t stopped all morning. Could he possibly have a respiratory infection or something? Everything else seems normal. I posted a video:


    I had posted this in the ‘behavior’ forum, but I’m starting to think it’s more serious than I first realized.
     
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  4. TRThompson

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    I’ve noticed my chickens doing that every once in awhile. It’s usually when they eat to fast. He possibly has something stuck in his throat.
     
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  6. Arkady

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    A vet is an option, but not until in the morning. I’m going to check and see if I have any antibiotics that would work for a respiratory infection just in case.
     
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  8. TRThompson

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    How is your rooster doing? Did you take him to the vet?
     
  9. Arkady

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    I fed the bread soaked in oil and he stopped making the noise by the next day. But today he started making it again. I’m going to worm them all, and I started putting VetRx in their water today. I just added a couple of drops, but they’re all avoiding it so far. I think I’m going to put some on his beak and under his wings which won’t be much fun for either of us - he HATES being messed with.
     

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