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.

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...
A list of information and Frequently Asked Questions about Marek's disease of chickens, as told from a backyard hobbyist point of view.
Omphalitis is a common cause of death in chicks during the first week of life and most common with artificially hatched chicks.
There's that question!! It's at the end of every order for chicks purchased from a hatchery, and even from some small hobby farms. The Marek's vaccination? Should I get it? What, exactly, is...
Step-by-step guide to giving oral medication to all types poultry and waterfowl.
Nystatin can be used to treat some strains of candida in poultry. According to most veterinary formularies and references, the most common Nystatin dose is 200,000 to 300,000 IU/kg two or three...
When treating a bird for coccidiosis one can give an oral drench in addition to their medicated water. Here are the instructions: Corid 9.6% liquid - Do not dilute Give 0.1 ml per pound of body...
Ever wonder what the correct Corid dose is? Well, this article will show you.
This is a plain and simple Article without too much technical mumbo jumbo created for an easy guide for Chicken Enthusiasts whom would like to see a hands on method of correction of Leg Splay....
Why are my hens not laying? Some common causes.
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...
Instructions on how to trim nails, beaks, spurs and dub your chickens comb, earlobes and wattles.
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".
Marek's disease is a form of herpes virus that can infect domestic poultry and a few wild birds. In chickens, the virus can rapidly cause cancer to grow all through the chicken, most commonly in...
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