Physical how often

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by natemoore1986, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. natemoore1986

    natemoore1986 Out Of The Brooder

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    Although I saw my chickens twice a day, two of them died from some ailment. One was a prolapsed vent and the other one I just found dead in the nesting box.

    How often should I physically inspect the chickens for ailments, parasites, etc,?

    Also, what routine, preventative medicines should I give them?

    I'm starting a new flock, and want to do better this time.

    Thanks
     
  2. SunkenRoadFarms

    SunkenRoadFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do a monthly health check which includes lice/mite check, bumble foot, and facial inspection. I also deworm in October/November and March/April (rotating Valbazen, Safeguard, and Wazine). Then two massive coop clean outs in the Spring and Fall. Weekly I give probiotics in their water.
     

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