healthy birds

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by moondog425, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. moondog425

    moondog425 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had chickens for three months or so with no problems. But after reading some of the posts on byc about health issues i am just wandering if i need to be doing preventative dusting and medicating and if so what do i need to be giving them. I check them regularly and have not seen any bugs or such on them. I am new at this and just dont know.
     
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    moondog425 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:no takers ????
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Your prevention can be checking them out on a regular basis by visually inspecting them for lice/mites, abnormal poop, sneezing/wheezing, acting lethargic etc....not much to it til you spot something out of the ordinary. Good luck.
     
  4. magic maker

    magic maker Out Of The Brooder

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    I am also new to chickens and have a small healthy flock of five hens. I love all the information available here, but it has made me completely paranoid!!! If one looks too fluffy I immediately think "IMPACTED CROP!!" God forbid one should have a spot of mud on its toe, cause then I'm frantically checking for bumblefoot. Don't even get me started on what a "normal poo" is supposed to look like!! [​IMG]
     
  5. dawg53

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    No need to be paranoid. If they are eating, drinking normally...running around chasing bugs,scratching,pecking etc....acting like a chicken should, everything is fine.
     

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