Diagnosis: The Warning Signs of a Sick or Injured Bird


| 12/23/2015 9:00:00 AM


Tags: poultry, treating livestock, Rachel Falco,

Rachel FalcoObserving your flock will equip you with the necessary insight to determining whether your birds are healthy or if they are ill. 

What to Watch For:

• Decrease appetite or thirst
• Abnormal poop (watery and wormy)
• Dull feathers and color changes in feathers
• Stained feathers around vent, shoulders or eyes
• Swelling, redness or feather loss
• Crusty material in nostrils
• Favoring or lameness in limb
• Fluffed and huddled posture
• Abnormal, labored or noisy respiration
• Weight loss
• Discharge from eyes, nostrils or mouth
• Injury or swelling on body
• Bleeding
• Major change in personality or behavior

Natural First Aid Kit

Always be prepared for illness or injury in your livestock. Here is a list of natural First Aid items to have on-hand for most circumstances.



A Natural First Aid Kit for Livestock






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