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 learnings.
Chicken medicine and diseases (incl parasites, vaccines)
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, causes or what can happen if it gets severe, read on.
What does a Pale Comb on Chickens Mean?
Checking the current health status of your chickens is challenging, especially if you’re not aware of the indications of whether they are sick or not. There are changes among your flocks that might look nothing but can be an indication of illnesses.
Chicken Pooping Blood – The vet’s guide to orange, red and black chicken poop
As we all know, keeping chickens in your backyard is very rewarding. You get a daily supply of fresh and clean eggs. Also, you have the satisfaction of knowing that those eggs were produced in a natural and healthy way under your own supervision. However, owning chickens also has a less glamorous side, to say the least.
An owners guide: Chicken shaking it’s head – reasons why and treatment options
Raising chickens can be a fun and productive experience. It allows you to have more fresh meat and eggs that you can consume with your family or even sell to your neighbours in the markets. It can also be a rewarding experience for you.
5 reasons for black spots on the comb and how to investigate
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.
Coccidiosis Backyard Chickens: This vet’s essential guide
The top priority of every backyard chicken enthusiast should be keeping the flock healthy and happy. This, of course, includes getting yourself familiar with the most common threats for your chickens. One of the diseases most likely to spread among your flock is coccidiosis.
Why is my chicken bleeding from her vent?
Bleeding in chickens is a condition you can treat if caught early. It’s even more serious if the hen is bleeding from the vent area. If you’re a new chicken farmer, this can be a harrowing experience.
How To Figure Out Why Your Chicken Died After Mating
Having a chicken faint or die after mating is worrying. The first time I saw this, I was very surprised and of course, worried. So I did a bit of studying.
Perosis in chickens: The veterinarian’s guide for owners
Taking care of chickens can be a fun and rewarding experience. However, just like caring for any animal, owning chickens also comes with a lot of responsibility. Unfortunately, chickens are just as prone to illness and injury as any other pet, and they can suffer from carelessness and malnutrition.