Overall Flock Health

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Cluckn Crazy, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Cluckn Crazy

    Cluckn Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aside from the obvious signs of illness/disease, on the flip, what can I look for in the ladies that suggests great health. I understand one should observe daily bird behavior, feather health and what goes in and comes out of a bird. However, is there anything more subtle I can watch to monitor the highest standard of health.
     
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  2. louisagardener

    louisagardener New Egg

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    I think this is a great question, and I can't wait to read the answers. I'm a chicken-newbie myself, and I love all the things I've been learning on this site. [​IMG]
     
  3. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suppose this might vary somewhat with breed, but what I look for is a bright, red comb. This indicates health as well as fertility. A pale comb that flops over can be a sign of stress, dehydration, etc.
     
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