preventive health for chickens

Discussion in 'Nutrition - Sponsored by Purina Poultry' started by Mshaed, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. Mshaed

    Mshaed New Egg

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    hi! i was wondering what everyone does for preventive health for their chickens! my chickens now get fed a layer feed, they get our table scraps, yogurt, and some scratch grains when they have access to our larger pen. i was wondering what else i can do to ensure their health.
     
  2. chickenlover09

    chickenlover09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live where it's quite hot, so I moved my chicks out when they were about 2 weeks old, I think that really helped, as their immune systems got used to the dirt and plants and everything else outdoors.


    I would always keep some corid on hand for cocci, and make sure your feed store carries a dewormer.

    Their diet seems really good, and the ingrediets in the yogurt are good for when they get sick.

    My chickens get a fresh scoop of feed once a day, and they get their water changed a couple times a week. Make sure to scrub out their water bucket, to get out all the dirt and other gunk.
     
  3. Mshaed

    Mshaed New Egg

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    Thanks! I didn't know about the corid and I have to find some dewormer. I'm
    Not sure that mine carries it!
     

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