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...
NEW 8/8/15 Here is new information - August 2015 that makes a case to NOT vaccinate for Marek's...
Diseases and cures for: Fowl Cholera, Omphalitis, Pullorum, Botulism, Staphylococcus and more!
A couple chicken problems and how to fix them
Just the facts - Avian Influenza
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.
Equipment and emergency list
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...
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....
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....
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.
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