What are symptoms of samonella ?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by OneCrazyCowgirl, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. What are the symptoms of samonella or other symptoms of diseases or sicknesses you can get from chickens?
    I am EXTREMELY sick. Never felt worse in my life. I have been spending lots of time with my chickens lately and wondered if it could be related....
    I have horrible stomach cramps
    Hurts to use the restroom
    Horrible Diarrhea
  2. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Crowing

    Mar 6, 2008
    Northern California
    Chicks will huddle near heat, heads hanging, and wings sagging. Loss of appetite, white diarrhea is usually present and they labor to breathe. Sounds like coccidiosis doesn't it?

    Adults get thirsty, lose weight because of no appetite. Sometimes there's green diarrhea with pale, shriveled waddles and combs.

    Here's a link about it in poultry: http://www.merckmanuals.com/vet/poultry/salmonelloses/pullorum_disease_in_poultry.html

    Here's a link about transmission to humans: http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/infections/bacterial_infections/salmonella_infections.html
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2013
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Enabler

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Campylobacter is another thing you can get from your chickens. It doesn't make the chickens sick, just people. Your doctor and do a stool sample, and treat with antibiotics for salmonella or campylobacter. Here is a thread about it: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/791746/campylobacter

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