Posts Tagged ‘diarrhea’

Salmonella outbreak linked to chicks and ducklings

An outbreak of 25 cases of  Salomonella Altona has been linked to chicks and ducklings in the eastern United States, including NC, PA, OH, and IN.

Symptoms include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. The disease can be diagnosed with a stool sample. Onset takes 2-3 weeks, and symptoms usually last 4-7 days.

For more information and tips to protect yourself from Salmonella Altona, read the full post on the Center for Disease Control’s website.

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Chicken Poop!

Here is a great site post for those of you who faithfully watch chicken poop for signs of disease!

It features pix of poops ranging from normal to parasite laden! Yeah, it’s kind of gross, but poop is really important for knowing what is going on inside of a bird!

Chicken Poop Page!