Can chickens get Pssitticossis??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tartannik, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Tartannik

    Tartannik Songster

    Mar 21, 2009
    Wet Argyll, Scotland
    That is the question really! My Roo had very green poop and someone mentioned it was a symptom of 'Parrot Fever'?? It says hens don't normally get it but just wondered if anyone has had a chicken with it and should I be worried??
  2. Terri O

    Terri O Crowing

    I have heard that they can....
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Yes, they can, and it is a reportable disease as it is zoonotic (transmittable to humans)

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