My son just picked out his FIRST three chicks (3 different breed layers? pets) at the Farm & Ranch store for his 13th birthday. We should have done the research first but oh well (we did the same with our rabbit). I am lucky to have found this site to read great info on chickens, however, I didn't think about parasites or diseases so my question is... do you need to have a vet for chickens? And if so, what qualifications or kind do you look for? What other kinds of vitamins do they need that is not in the feed they sold me? I found a Great domestic rabbit group that has meetings once a month, learning about health, habits and GOOD rabbit vets and hope to find the same for chickens. Are there any groups or other members reading this, that are located in Oregon City, OR? "3 chicks and a boy" I appreciate your help!!!