Whether you have a few backyard chickens or a flock of 1000, respiratory diseases can be a significant problem when trying to maintain a healthy flock. A wide range of diseases can cause respiratory signs in chickens....the most common signs you will see in your chickens are:
- Open mouthed breathing
- Wheezy/gurgling breathing sounds
- Ruffled feathers
- Discharge around the nostrils and eyes
- Head shaking
So what are the most common causes?