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  • Appears to be straining
  • Backened feathers
  • Backwards arching of neck
  • Bleeding
  • Blindness
  • Blood in feces
  • Blood spot in yolk
  • Broken & mended eggs
  • Bubbles (watery eyes)
  • Calcium deposits or coated eggs
  • Change in pupil size
  • Change in voice
  • Circling
  • Closed or partially closed eyes; an unusually sleepy bird
  • Cloudy eyes
  • Comb, black areas
  • Comb, blue to purple
  • Comb, congested
  • Comb, powdery white
  • Comb/wattles, swelling
  • Constipation (reduced feces)
  • Convulsions
  • Coughing
  • Cracks in eggs
  • Crop feels hard
  • Curled toes
  • Dark or black feces
  • Decreased hatchability
  • Deformed leg(s)
  • Delayed crop emptying
  • Depression, subdued, lay w/ eyes closed, inactive
  • Difficulty walking
  • Dirty eggs
  • Discolored egg yolk
  • Drooping wing(s)
  • Dull and/or broken feathers
  • Ear discharge
  • Enlarged abdomen
  • Enlarged crop
  • Excessive drinking
  • Excessive nestbox sitting
  • Extending neck outwards
  • Eye color change
  • Eye discharge
  • Eye enlargement
  • Falls or stumbles often
  • Feather color changes
  • Feather loss
  • Gasping
  • Green colored feces
  • Greenish skin discoloration
  • Gurgling sound
  • Head shaking
  • Head tilt
  • Heavy breathing
  • Huddling
  • Hunched-over or head tucked in
  • Insects or eggs visible in feathers
  • Lameness, limping, or unwillingness to put weight on a foot
  • Lesions or abnormalities inside mouth
  • Less active
  • Lethargy
  • Listlessness
  • Loss of balance
  • Lump in neck
  • Malformed or curled feathers
  • Misshapen eggs
  • Mouth discharge
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Muscle spasms
  • Nasal discharge
  • Obstructed nares or matted feathers around the nares
  • Pale eggshell color
  • Pale face or comb
  • Panting
  • Paralysis
  • Pasty butt (feces adhering to feathers)
  • Pecks at the air
  • Protruding parts from vent
  • Rales
  • Reduced appetite
  • Reduced crowing
  • Reduced egg production
  • Regurgitation
  • Reluctance to stand or walk
  • Roughened eggs
  • Ruffled feathers
  • Scabs/lesions
  • Scaly or excessively dry skin
  • Scratching (excessively)
  • Self mutilation
  • Shell-less eggs
  • Shriveled comb
  • Sitting/resting on hocks
  • Skin feels cold
  • Skin reddening
  • Skin, increased thickness
  • Smaller eggs
  • Sneezing
  • Soft-shelled eggs
  • Sour or foul odor from mouth
  • Sudden death
  • Swollen butt
  • Swollen eye(s)
  • Swollen face/head
  • Swollen foot
  • Swollen leg/joint
  • Tail-bobbing
  • Thin-shelled eggs
  • Tires easily (exercise intolerance)
  • Tremors
  • Twisted or crooked neck
  • Unable to move
  • Unabsorbed yolk sac
  • Undigested food in feces
  • Unsteady gait
  • Upright penguin-like
  • Walking backwards
  • Warmth
  • Watery droppings
  • Weakness
  • Weakness of grip
  • Weight loss, emaciation
  • White banded eggs
  • Worms in fresh feces
  • Yawns frequently
  • Yellowish feces