Injuries, Diseases, & Cures

Like any living thing, chickens can be hurt & get sick. This section has articles on some of the most common health-related issues and how to prevent and solve them.

Coccidia are a microscopic parasitic organism that infect poultry when ingested by the chicken.
Why are my hens not laying? Some common causes.
A list of information and Frequently Asked Questions about Marek's disease of chickens, as told from a backyard hobbyist point of view.
Avian pox is a relatively slow-spreading viral disease in birds, characterized by wart-like nodules on the skin and diphtheritic necrotic membranes lining the mouth and upper respiratory system.
Vent Gleet is a chronic disease of the cloaca, also called the "vent" ,"butt", or as my 5 year old sons suggests "The Tweeter".
Chickens Loosing Feathers? Managing Your Flock's Molt Picture by key west chick Why Is My Chicken Loosing Feathers? You may wonder why your chicken’s feathers are falling out or why it has...
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...
Omphalitis is a common cause of death in chicks during the first week of life and most common with artificially hatched chicks.
Bumblefoot surgery - with pics and "how to" Graphic but Informative Pics
Bumble foot is an infection in a bird's foot that, if left untreated, can lead to crippledness or death.
Instructions on how to trim nails, beaks, spurs and dub your chickens comb, earlobes and wattles.
Graphic Pictures - Well, you can add one more thing to the list of things I never thought I would do in a million years. I operated on a hen tonight and performed crop surgery.
Egg binding is dangerous for the hen because eggs and bodily waste are expelled from the same opening – the vent.
This is a summary of the thread Caring for Cross-Beaked and Special Needs Chickens. Flock owners who have a chicken that is temporarily unable to eat may find useful information here on how to get...
NEW 8/8/15 Here is new information - August 2015 that makes a case to NOT vaccinate for Marek's...

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