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.
A list of information and Frequently Asked Questions about Marek's disease of chickens, as told from a backyard hobbyist point of view.
Learn more about Mareks disease. Marek's is caused by a virus in the Herpes group and it's lesions are commonly seen in the kidneys, spleen and liver.
Diseases and cures for: Fowl Cholera, Omphalitis, Pullorum, Botulism, Staphylococcus and more!
There are many common and important diseases which can affect the respiratory system (air passages, lungs, air sacs) of poultry. Poultry Diseases and cures.
Equipment and emergency list
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.
Bumblefoot surgery - with pics and "how to" Graphic but Informative Pics
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.
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 couple chicken problems and how to fix them
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...
As I happily embarked upon my first rearing of chicks, I was horrified to see that one of them pooping reddish poop. The woman I had bought the chicks from said this was normal. WRONG. It is...
Instructions on how to trim nails, beaks, spurs and dub your chickens comb, earlobes and wattles.
Just the facts - Avian Influenza
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