Did you know that birds, unlike humans, try to hide their sickness symptoms? This is because in their natural habitat, the rule is ‘survival of the fittest’. Sick birds are easy prey for scavengers and, therefore, try to protect themselves through deception. How does one identify a sick bird in the flock? The secret is to look for subtle changes in behavior, or absence of typical behavior. For example, a bird standing apart from the rest is not a shy loner, but is ill and needs attention.
This detailed graphic description shows how to identify different poultry diseases and their symptoms.
Infographic by – PoultryDVM