The Dark Side of Beaks: Preventing & Treating Black Spots in Your Flock

One of my most dreaded situations has been when one of my chicken’s beaks is turning black. As an avid chicken owner with years of experience under my belt, I’ve encountered my fair share of curious situations. But perhaps one of the most puzzling was the first time I noticed one of my chickens developing a black discolouration on her beak. If you’re finding yourself in a similar situation, you’re not alone. Today, I want to share my journey — from the initial shock to understanding and managing this condition.

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A Vet’s Guide To Investigating Blood On The Chicken Feeder Or Water

If you own a chicken coop, blood on the chicken feeder or in the water can cause concern. You may immediately think that one of your pet chickens may have been harmed in some way. This vet’s guide to investigating blood in these areas will help you to find the source of the problem.

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Egg With A Tail? Here’s What You Need To Know

Owning chickens for commercial or domestic purposes is fun. If you have been raising egg-laying chickens for several months or years, you have probably encountered different characteristics. The eggs of one hen may differ in colour, size, and shape from others. That is why backyard poultry raising is an exciting and fun activity where you can find lots of learning.

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Vent Gleet in Chickens – Causes and Treatments Options

Vent gleet is quite common in chickens. If your chickens are facing the same, then don’t worry. I am here to explain to you all the details about this condition and how you can deal with it. To know more about the symptoms of vent gleet in chickens, its causes or what can happen if it gets severe, read on.

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Chicken Eyes Under Siege: Abscesses or Pus – Identifying the Culprits

Some diseases can cause mild inflammation in the chickens but your flock will survive. Other infections can kill all of your chickens because of the severity of the disease. Coryza can kill our chickens because it can transmit from one chicken to the others. Because the pathogen can move from one chicken to another, the transmission is high.

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Black Spots on Chicken Comb: 7 Reasons and How to Investigate

Recently I discovered one of our girls had a couple of black spots on the chicken comb, so I called up our vet once again and get some reason I will bring to you in this article. Black spots aren’t a disease in chickens I learned. Rather, it is a symptom that your chicken is suffering from severe health issues. Being a chicken keeper, my primary duty is to keep my birds healthy. I check them every day to ensure they look active and comfortable. One of the best things about a chicken that I love most is the comb. It’s an important part of their body. And, is an indicator of your chicken’s health condition.

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Chickens Dying Suddenly? Reasons Why and Clues to Figure It Out (the devil is in the detail)

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Why would a healthy chicken suddenly die? It died overnight with no symptoms… But is it common for chickens to die suddenly? It can be incredibly puzzling and disheartening to find a seemingly healthy backyard chicken suddenly deceased, especially when there were no noticeable symptoms prior to its passing.

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Backyard Chickens Lifespan Guide: Factors Affecting Longevity and How To Maximizing It

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So I asked our veterinarian: How long do chickens live? And how can we keep them for longer? Keeping chickens in the backyard and making them part of the family is becoming more and more popular. However, like with all pets, the hardest part is knowing that one day you will have to say goodbye. Therefore, it really helps to know how long you can expect your beloved chickens to live and how to help them as much as you can. Read on for all the information you need on this topic.

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Red Mite Alert: Protecting Your Chickens from These Tiny Predators

Have you ever noticed tiny red bugs crawling around in your chicken coop or on your pet bird? Chances are, you may be dealing with Red Mites – also known as Roost Mites. These pesky pests are a common parasite found in bird habitats, and they can cause irritation and stress for your feathered friends. … Read more