Diagnosis: The Warning Signs of a Sick or Injured Bird

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

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