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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.