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Ammonia Poisoning in Chickens

Ammonia is a gaseous product formed from the breakdown of chicken wastes within the environment. Ammonia accumulates when there are poor litter conditions and ventilation.

Symptoms of Ammonia poisoning are as follows:

  • Severe irritation to the eyes
  • open mouth breathing
  • skin burns

If left untreated can be fatal

Prevention, management and Treatment:

  • Improve ventilation
  • removed excess waste and damp litter on a regular basis