Ok, I have had my chickens for a little over a year now. It seems that about the time I think everything is going great, SOMETHING happens. 1) did not know I had 2 raccoons living in the area, 1wont be a problem to anyone ever again and the other will have BB's in his butt for the rest of his life. lol! 2) first flock were not even laying yet and a dog got into the coop and killed every one of my chickens (when he came back the next day, hubby shot him) 3) I did not know chickens had cycles and about had a stroke when I thought the second flock were sick because their poo was GROSS looking. (thanks BYC member who helped me with that) 4) I did not know chickens can have worm problems, I do now! 5) I knew they could get mites, and am pretty sure they do, so I will have to get some powder for that 6) NOW..............my rooster and 1 of my 9 hens have the whitish powdery stuff with scabs on his comb. I think its flavus, and will treat it with clotrimazole cream. Is there anything else that happens 'could happen' on a regular bases that I need to know about? I hate not having meds/creams/powders on hand should I need it. Or not knowing something that might hurt them and could have been prevented.