Chicken Health Tips

Chicken health tips, information and general questions answered.
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If you keep chickens long enough you’ll run into most parasites, injuries, and diseases. I’ve only had to deal with one prolapsed vent, and there’s a reason they call it ‘blow out’. A vent usually becomes prolapsed when there is a problem passing a soft-shelled or very large egg and there is prolonged straining. The lower part of the oviduct turns inside out and protrudes through the vent.

This is a tale with both outcomes. Day Old Chicks, Chicken Health, Shelled, 10 Month Olds, Reproductive System, Stuffed Shells, Parasite, Large Egg
The Tale of Two Prolapsed Vents
If you keep chickens long enough you’ll run into most parasites, injuries, and diseases. I’ve only had to deal with one prolapsed vent, and there’s a reason they call it ‘blow out’. A vent usually becomes prolapsed when there is a problem passing a soft-shelled or very large egg and there is prolonged straining. The lower part of the oviduct turns inside out and protrudes through the vent. This is a tale with both outcomes.
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BackYardChickens.com
Chickens provide a source of protein-rich eggs and meat, as well as fertilizer for gardens and insect control. However, raising chickens can also pose health risks for both birds and humans, as backyard flocks are susceptible to various diseases that can spread rapidly. Therefore, disease prevention is a critical component of sustainable poultry production, and backyard chicken farmers must take proactive measures to safeguard the health and welfare of their birds and themselves. Raising Backyard Chickens, Baby Chickens, Best Laying Chickens, Backyard Chicken Farming, Chicken Runs, Chicken Owner, Chicken Breeds, Chicken Coops, Portable Chicken Coop
Disease Prevention in Backyard Chicken Farms
Chickens provide a source of protein-rich eggs and meat, as well as fertilizer for gardens and insect control. However, raising chickens can also pose health risks for both birds and humans, as backyard flocks are susceptible to various diseases that can spread rapidly. Therefore, disease prevention is a critical component of sustainable poultry production, and backyard chicken farmers must take proactive measures to safeguard the health and welfare of their birds and themselves.
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BackYardChickens.com
If you have chickens, you know how important it is to keep them healthy and happy. One way to do this is by providing them with fresh and nutritious food. Mint is a great option for chicken owners because it is easy to grow and has numerous health benefits for both humans and animals. In this article, we will discuss how to grow mint for chickens and why it is a great addition to their diet. Chicken Eating, Chicken Feed, Canned Chicken, Chicken Coop, Mint Leaves In Water, Mint Water, Herbs For Chickens, Pet Chickens, Growing Mint Indoors
Growing Mint for Chickens: A Guide to Keeping Your Feathered Friends Healthy and Happy
If you have chickens, you know how important it is to keep them healthy and happy. One way to do this is by providing them with fresh and nutritious food. Mint is a great option for chicken owners because it is easy to grow and has numerous health benefits for both humans and animals. In this article, we will discuss how to grow mint for chickens and why it is a great addition to their diet.
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BackYardChickens.com
When it comes to raising chickens, many backyard farmers are looking for natural and sustainable ways to keep their flock healthy. Oregano, a common culinary herb, has been found to have several benefits for chickens. Not only can it improve their immune system and digestion, but it can also act as a natural insect repellent. In this article, we will discuss how to grow oregano for chickens, its benefits, and some simple steps to follow. Chickens Backyard, Backyard Farmer, Backyard Flocks, Backyard Chicken Coops, Raising Chickens, Chicken Diet
How to Grow Oregano for Chickens
When it comes to raising chickens, many backyard farmers are looking for natural and sustainable ways to keep their flock healthy. Oregano, a common culinary herb, has been found to have several benefits for chickens. Not only can it improve their immune system and digestion, but it can also act as a natural insect repellent. In this article, we will discuss how to grow oregano for chickens, its benefits, and some simple steps to follow.
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BackYardChickens.com
Chicken sneezing is an unusual and silly sound. It's okay to crack a smile every once in a while and take a picture. Then again, if they sneeze consistently more than usual, could something be wrong? In this article, we will examine why chickens sneeze, when to be concerned, and how to prevent it. Chicken Enclosure, Egg Quality, Bacterial Diseases, Bird Flu, Crazy Chicken Lady
Causes, Treatment, and Prevention of Chicken Sneezing
Chicken sneezing is an unusual and silly sound. It's okay to crack a smile every once in a while and take a picture. Then again, if they sneeze consistently more than usual, could something be wrong? In this article, we will examine why chickens sneeze, when to be concerned, and how to prevent it.
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BackYardChickens.com
Sometimes in chicken-keeping, things happen that no one expects. It could be a sudden disease, a squabble between birds causing injuries, or even a predator attack that leaves your birds wounded and weak. For your birds, having certain supplies on hand could make the difference between a recovery and a loss. Keeping Chickens, Poultry Farming, Vet Medicine, Things Happen, First Aid Kit
Chicken First Aid Kits - Handy and Essential Supplies, and How to Use Them
Sometimes in chicken-keeping, things happen that no one expects. It could be a sudden disease, a squabble between birds causing injuries, or even a predator attack that leaves your birds wounded and weak. For your birds, having certain supplies on hand could make the difference between a recovery and a loss.
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BackYardChickens.com
Marek’s disease is one of the most ubiquitous avian infections; it is identified in chicken flocks worldwide. Every flock, except those maintained under strict pathogen-free environments, has the potential to be infected. It is an incredibly common disease! Here are some ways to prevent this disease. Chicken Flock, Flocking, Chickens, Health Tips, Disease, Greats, Big
The Great Big Giant Marek's Disease
Marek’s disease is one of the most ubiquitous avian infections; it is identified in chicken flocks worldwide. Every flock, except those maintained under strict pathogen-free environments, has the potential to be infected. It is an incredibly common disease! Here are some ways to prevent this disease.
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BackYardChickens.com
Wry neck is a condition that is often referred to as “crook neck” and it typically affects ducklings and baby chicks, although adult birds can suffer from it if they are being fed an incorrect diet. Birds with the disorder cannot hold their heads up on their own and as it progressively gets worse, affected birds start to fall over or lie on their backs unable to walk freely on their own. In this article we explore this illness. Backyard Chickens Diy, Chicken Garden, Hen Chicken, Chicken Diy, Ranch Chicken, Chicken Ideas, Chicken Illness, Chicken Rearing
Wry Neck - Causes, Treatment & Prevention.
Wry neck is a condition that is often referred to as “crook neck” and it typically affects ducklings and baby chicks, although adult birds can suffer from it if they are being fed an incorrect diet. Birds with the disorder cannot hold their heads up on their own and as it progressively gets worse, affected birds start to fall over or lie on their backs unable to walk freely on their own. In this article we explore this illness.
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BackYardChickens.com
Many medications are more effective when given orally instead of in the water, especially when a bird is ill because an ill bird is unlikely to drink enough medicated water. The oral administration of liquid medications in poultry and other fowl is very easy to do, and when giving small quantities, it is very safe if the proper procedure is followed. Oral Medication, Egg Laying, Poultry, Medical, Fowl
How to Safely Administer Oral Medications to Poultry and Waterfowl
Many medications are more effective when given orally instead of in the water, especially when a bird is ill because an ill bird is unlikely to drink enough medicated water. The oral administration of liquid medications in poultry and other fowl is very easy to do, and when giving small quantities, it is very safe if the proper procedure is followed.
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BackYardChickens.com
There are plenty of lists of toxic and unsafe plants for chickens, but it is very hard to find plant options that can be used in your chicken area.   We have compiled a list of plants that are deemed appropriate for chicken areas. Plants For Chickens, Chickens And Roosters, Backyard Chickens, Chicken Rub, Chicken Life
A List of Chicken Safe Plants
There are plenty of lists of toxic and unsafe plants for chickens, but it is very hard to find plant options that can be used in your chicken area. We have compiled a list of plants that are deemed appropriate for chicken areas.
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BackYardChickens.com
Finding a trained poultry veterinarian or any vet who will agree to treat chickens is extremely difficult.   Chickens offer cues when they are starting to get sick. Common signs of a sick chicken include: hiding, inactivity, unusual droppings, unusual posture, lack of appetite and reduced egg production.  This article covers basic guidelines to follow when caring for your sick chicken without a vet. Homestead Chickens, Urban Chickens, Best Chicken Coop, Building A Chicken Coop, Live Chicken
Helping Your Chickens When They Are Sick
Finding a trained poultry veterinarian or any vet who will agree to treat chickens is extremely difficult. Chickens offer cues when they are starting to get sick. Common signs of a sick chicken include: hiding, inactivity, unusual droppings, unusual posture, lack of appetite and reduced egg production. This article covers basic guidelines to follow when caring for your sick chicken without a vet.
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BackYardChickens.com
This is for those experiencing problems with red mites and/or feather lice who do not wish to use pesticides or other chemicals in treatment (particularly backyard chicken keepers or those with smaller flocks). Louse, Mites, Urban Farming, Aging Gracefully, Pesticides
Organic treatment for red mite and feather lice infestation
This is for those experiencing problems with red mites and/or feather lice who do not wish to use pesticides or other chemicals in treatment (particularly backyard chicken keepers or those with smaller flocks).
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BackYardChickens.com
Sexual dimorphism is the differences in appearance between males and females of the same species, such as color, shape, size and structure. They are created by the inheritance of sex-linked genes responding to varying amounts of sex hormones, like testosterone.   This results in the same genotypes (genetics) producing different phenotypes (appearances), depending on sex.  There are some things to look for to ‘know before they crow’. Feather Pattern, Inheritance, Figure It Out, Amounts, Genetics, Males
Pullet or Cockerel? Understanding Sexual Dimorphism Will Help You Figure It Out
Sexual dimorphism is the differences in appearance between males and females of the same species, such as color, shape, size and structure. They are created by the inheritance of sex-linked genes responding to varying amounts of sex hormones, like testosterone. This results in the same genotypes (genetics) producing different phenotypes (appearances), depending on sex. There are some things to look for to ‘know before they crow’.
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BackYardChickens.com
Raising Ducks: Are you new to raising backyard ducks and asking yourself what do ducks eat? Learn about the diet of the domestic duck and what to feed your backyard ducks to keep them happy and healthy! Backyard Ducks, Backyard Farming, Backyard Garden, Urban Backyard, Garden Ponds, Backyard Ponds, Koi Ponds, Backyard Poultry
What Do Ducks Eat? Your Complete Guide to Feeding Ducks
Raising Ducks: Are you new to raising backyard ducks and asking yourself what do ducks eat? Learn about the diet of the domestic duck and what to feed your backyard ducks to keep them happy and healthy!
So you have chickens...but do you know how to get GREAT eggs from them? Read on to discover how to get great eggs from your hens! How To Raise Chickens, Layer Chickens, Chicken Coop Plans
What to feed your chickens for better tasting eggs
So you have chickens...but do you know how to get GREAT eggs from them? Read on to discover how to get great eggs from your hens!