How do I know?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicken Girl, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Chicken Girl

    Chicken Girl Songster

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    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
     
  2. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    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.
     
  3. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    See below, double post. Sorry.
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2009
  4. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    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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