The 3 Respiratory diseases chickens can get

Rooster and chicken, can you tell the difference?

We’ll run you through some diagnosed respiratory diseases in the poultry quickly. Whether you’ve seen your chickens exhibiting some severe respiratory problems, both of these will be assessed by the vet.


Mycoplasma Gallisepticum

This is a bacteria in your flock which can cause respiratory problems. Unfortunately, this is like a glandular fever in humans-it will be in their system for life once the chickens are affected by this. And, like glandular fever, the symptoms will diminish with time, and may re-surface if the chicken is over-stressed. Treatment usually takes the form of antibiotics-certainly one for your vet to check on.



Breathing signs such as sneezing and watering eyes exacerbate this disease. It usually occurs in younger birds and in pullets. The symptoms can be serious particularly in hens if left untreated, affecting their capacity for egg-laying.


Infectious Laryngo Tracheitis         

The virus is very nasty-the the chicken will begin to exhibit typical signs of respiratory disease such as sneezing, watery nose/eyes and finally, if left untreated, there will be an accumulation of mucus that causes serious breathing difficulties for the chickens.


And if you’ve found a bit of ill health in your flock, generally all it takes is a fast clean and quarantine to sort out the problems and get them back into healthy chickens! If the symptoms continue or intensify, make sure to send a call to your nearest vet.


As chicken keepers, we like to think we’re doing our best for our birds but there’s always something we can do to avoid health problems.

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Where to buy Chickens in Akwa Ibom State

Since chicken is the only meat that has no negative health conditions, you can always use it to prepare any local and continental dishes of your choice. In Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, you can buy chickens from at the following locations;

  • Uyo, The Akwa Ibom State capital:

    Number 215 Udo Umana Street opposite Akpan Andem Market, Uyo

  • Oron, Akwa Ibom State:

    Number 27 Market Square by Aba Street, Oron, Akwa Ibom State

  • Eket, Akwa Ibom State:

3 park road, opposite Chinese market, Eket.



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