Overall Flock Health

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

  1. Cluckn Crazy

    Cluckn Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2010
    Peterborough, Ontario
    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.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2010
  2. louisagardener

    louisagardener New Egg

    Aug 11, 2010
    Gordonsville, VA
    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

    May 23, 2009
    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.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2010

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