Respiratory Disease in Chickens

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:

  • Sneezing
  • Open mouthed breathing
  • Wheezy/gurgling breathing sounds
  • Ruffled feathers
  • Discharge around the nostrils and eyes
  • Head shaking 

So what are the most common causes?


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