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...
Instructions on how to trim nails, beaks, spurs and dub your chickens comb, earlobes and wattles.
A list of information and Frequently Asked Questions about Marek's disease of chickens, as told from a backyard hobbyist point of view.
Vent Gleet is a chronic disease of the cloaca, also called the "vent" ,"butt", or as my 5 year old sons suggests "The Tweeter".
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...
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...
Why are my hens not laying? Some common causes.
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....
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.
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...
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...
Coccidia are a microscopic parasitic organism that infect poultry when ingested by the chicken.
Egg binding is dangerous for the hen because eggs and bodily waste are expelled from the same opening – the vent.
NEW 8/8/15 Here is new information - August 2015 that makes a case to NOT vaccinate for Marek's...
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