I hope you don't mind all my dumb questions. I know on other forums you get told to stop wasting forum space and use the search button, but it is fun writing when you're just new to a hobby. I am doing other research, but answers from ppl who keep them simply like I intend to do, are easier to live with than a textbook telling you, you need to spend a fortune to keep them healthy and happy. Are chooks prone to any particular diseases that are considered life threatening? Anything that needs regular preventative treatments? I worm my dog every 3 months, and gets his heart worm and vaccines once a year. I presume worming would be a regular treatment, but is there anything else? I know they can get sick and need different treatments for different things, and husbandry can play big roles in their health check, but if there are regular medical treatments that I need to use, I have no idea.