Mycoplasmosis is caused by exposure to infected chickens or wild birds, also may be passed from mother to chick while in the egg.
- At risk:
- Chickens of all ages
- Egg-laying slows or stops
- Breathing difficulty, sneezing, and coughing
- Swollen joints
- Exposure to infected chickens or wild birds
- May be passed from mother to chick while in egg
- See a vet because antibiotics may cure it
- Mycoplasmosis Prevention:
- There is a vaccine available – check with vet or state department of agriculture
- Avoid contact with other flocks
- Quarantine birds after shows before re-introducing into the larger flock
For detailed information on other common ailments, see related posts below.