Chicken Girl

Songster
11 Years
Dec 31, 2008
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1
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Wisconsin
How do i konw if my flock is healthy? I do have bumble foot with 2 of my hens. But how do we know if are fockls are vary healthy?! Thanks you all might think i am crazy but i was just wondering! LOL

Chicken Girl
 

meriruka

Songster
12 Years
Oct 18, 2007
1,388
8
171
I just recommend picking them up on occasion and looking them over.
Check for:
Eyes clear & alert, comb is not off color, no nasal discharge, sneezing, panting. Feathers should be nice & shiny, no mites or poultry lice on skin, they shouldn't feel bony, scales on feet should be smooth and underside of feet should not be discolored. They should eat & drink normally & poop should be solid brownish black lumps with a white crest most of the time.
 

meriruka

Songster
12 Years
Oct 18, 2007
1,388
8
171
I just recommend picking them up on occasion and looking them over.
Check for:
Eyes clear & alert, comb is not off color, no nasal discharge, sneezing, panting. Feathers should be nice & shiny, no mites or poultry lice on skin, they shouldn't feel bony, scales on feet should be smooth and underside of feet should not be discolored. They should eat & drink normally & poop should be solid brownish black lumps with a white crest most of the time. Make sure vent is pink & relatively clean, and no feathers missing around the area.
 

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