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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:59 pm 
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Dapper Duck
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We noticed our rooster walking around yesterday with his beak partly open and his head a bit back. Today he has developed a wheeze, is not eating and not crowing.
Could he have an infection of some sort, or possibly something lodged in his throat?
And what can we do to set it right?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:38 am 
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How is your rooster today?
Infection is probably the most likely although they need to be pretty sick to stop crowing. Does he have any other symptoms - mucky eyes, smelly breath? Check his crop - empty, distended? You could try looking down his throat but he won't be happy about that.
A vet visit is probably the best option, otherwise isolate him, TLC, try to get him to eat /drink (wet mash?) and good luck.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:34 pm 
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I isolated him last night and left dry food and water. His overnight droppings look normal, he has food in his crop and is eating. He tried crowing, but it is very weak. He seems light to pick up, but is wooing the hens when I let him out. His breathing seems less hoarse than yesterday. Have separated him again tonight to check on his droppings. He doesn't have mucky eyes and doesn't seem fevered. Will put out some wet mash in the morning and post again then.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:24 am 
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This morning his overnight droppings look quite normal. However he had nothing in his crop. His breathing is wheezy both ways. His breath is a bit ripe but not putrid. Will keep him separated from the hens with some wet mash.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:52 am 
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Good news Old Mother Goose - he has lost his wheeze and got about half of his crow back. As of yesterday I put him back with the hens. At no stage was he fevered so would it be safe to think he may have got something stuck in his throat?
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