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.

My chickens and their coop burned to the ground last night. Do not use those red heat lamps.
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...
Harley with West Nile virus.
This is for people who don't want their chickens to feel pain while trying to treat bumblefoot, and I know that I copied a article, but some people don't know about it so I posted it on here....
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....
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...
A list of information and Frequently Asked Questions about Marek's disease of chickens, as told from a backyard hobbyist point of view.
Egg binding is dangerous for the hen because eggs and bodily waste are expelled from the same opening – the vent.
Bumble foot is an infection in a bird's foot that, if left untreated, can lead to crippledness or death.
Just the facts - Avian Influenza
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.
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
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Why Is My Chicken Loosing Feathers?
You may wonder why your chicken’s feathers are falling out or why it has...
Why are my hens not laying? Some common causes.
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