Avian Influenza is a disease caused by type a Orthomyxo viruses . They are commonly found and spread wild aquatic birds which infect domesticated poultry. Diarrhea, Nasal Discharge, Edema in the comb and wattles, purple discoloration, coughing and sneezing, swelling, ruffled feathers and more are the symptoms of the bird flu. 

Once spread avian influenza is deadly.


Fowl Pox also known as Avian Pox, Fowl Pox is highly contagious. Chickens who contract Avian Pox can experience two different types of conditions:



Symptoms are characterized by distinctive bumps that look like warts and are visible on the wattle and comb. In addition young birds experienced stunted growth and decrease egg production.



Newcastle Disease is an acute respiratory disease that can spread rapidly. Symptoms of the disease depends on weather the infecting virus has a predilection for respiratory, digestive or nervous systems. While it can affect both wild and domestic fowl, domestic poultry is much more susceptible to contract severe symptoms.



Coccidiosis is a parasitic disease caused by coccidian protozoa that live in and damages a specific region of the gut in chickens. The trouble starts when chickens consume a sporulated oocyst which is broken down by chemicals in the gut, releasing and infective sporocyst. This begins the life cycle that causes the destruction of intestinal epithelial cells.

Together with damage to the gut walls, it causes loss of appetite, diarrhea, ruffled feathers, weight loss and inability to absorb nutrients.



Salmonellosis is a bacterial disease that can cause septicemia and enteritis in young chickens. With a low mortality rate, infections are contracted orally and can be spread by rodents.

Symptoms of salmonellosis include diarrhea, closed eyes, loss of appetite, thirst, ruffled feathers and dejection.



Infectious bronchitis is a disease of chickens only. A similar disease occur in bobwhite quail (quail bronchitis) but it caused by a different virus.

Infectious bronchitis is an acute highly contagious upper respiratory tract disease in chickens. In addition to respiratory signs, decreased egg production and egg quality are common and nephritis can be caused by some strains and killed vaccines are available.



Pullorum-Typhoid (PT) bacteria are host-adapted, with all types of fowl being vulnerable of infection. Turkeys for instance are very prone to the disease. For them a serum test must be used, because research has shown this is the most effective test for these particular birds, chicken are especially susceptible to pullorum-typhoid disease. Both hens and roosters can carry the bacteria, oftentimes doing without showing any outward signs of infection. Occasionally, though an adult bird’s joints may show signs of swelling, which is an indicator of possible pullorum-typhoid contamination.