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When it comes to keeping chickens, there are 5 top common chicken diseases that you need to know about. These common chicken diseases can wreak havoc on your flock whether small or large. Some of them are bad enough that you may have to cull your entire flock and start from scratch after disinfecting your coop. With luck and good practice, hopefully, you will never face that decision. Poultry Diseases, Poultry Health, Backyard Poultry, Chickens Backyard, Keeping Chickens, Raising Chickens, Pet Chickens, Animal Projects, Urban Farming
Top 5 Common Chicken Diseases - Backyard Poultry
When it comes to keeping chickens, there are 5 top common chicken diseases that you need to know about. These common chicken diseases can wreak havoc on your flock whether small or large. Some of them are bad enough that you may have to cull your entire flock and start from scratch after disinfecting your coop. With luck and good practice, hopefully, you will never face that decision.
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Small flock owners should understand biosecurity theory and how to institute the basics on their farm. It's the little things that make the difference, so let's cover the standard procedures that you can do to prevent diseases from entering your flock. Swine Flu, Bird Flu, Wild Bird Feeders, Health Ministry, Wild Birds, Chlorine, Flocking
Biosecurity: Keeping Your Flock Healthy - Backyard Poultry
Small flock owners should understand biosecurity theory and how to institute the basics on their farm. It's the little things that make the difference, so let's cover the standard procedures that you can do to prevent diseases from entering your flock.
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Pullorum disease and fowl typhoid are both caused by two strains of the Salmonella enterica bacteria. These bacteria affect chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, quail, guineas, peafowl, pheasants, and various wild birds. These diseases have been virtually eradicated from commercial flocks in most developed countries, but outbreaks in backyard flocks, game birds, and wild birds still happen. Backyard Flocks, Especie Animal, Game Birds, Quail, Pheasant
All Cooped Up: Fowl Typhoid and Pullorum Disease - Backyard Poultry
Pullorum disease and fowl typhoid are both caused by two strains of the Salmonella enterica bacteria. These bacteria affect chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, quail, guineas, peafowl, pheasants, and various wild birds. These diseases have been virtually eradicated from commercial flocks in most developed countries, but outbreaks in backyard flocks, game birds, and wild birds still happen.
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If you have chickens sooner or later you'll have a sick or injured one. Check out our tips for caring for an ailing chickens Poultry Feed, Breast Muscle, Homesteading Animals, Any Birds, Body Heat
Caring for Ailing Chickens - Backyard Poultry
If you have chickens sooner or later you'll have a sick or injured one. Check out our tips for caring for an ailing chickens
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Chickens deal with both internal and external parasites. However small, parasites can have a big impact on the health of your flock and the success of your poultry program. Consult this guide to learn what you're dealing with and how to respond Backyard Coop, Poultry Farm, Chicken Diet, Chicken Eating, Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade, Flatworm
A Guide to Poultry Parasites - Backyard Poultry
Chickens deal with both internal and external parasites. However small, parasites can have a big impact on the health of your flock and the success of your poultry program. Consult this guide to learn what you're dealing with and how to respond
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Coryza is an upper respiratory infection caused by a bacterium. Coryza is akin to a common cold in chickens, but with markedly more dire effects. Learn more about symptoms and treatment below Upper Respiratory Infection, Respiratory Diseases, Types Of Vaccines, Egg Production, Laying Hens, Disease Symptoms
Coryza - Backyard Poultry
Coryza is an upper respiratory infection caused by a bacterium. Coryza is akin to a common cold in chickens, but with markedly more dire effects. Learn more about symptoms and treatment below
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Spraddle leg, bumblefoot, scaly leg mites, and more....here's how to handle chicken foot and leg injuries Timber Creek, Foot Injury, Chicken Runs, Farms Living
How to Handle a Chicken Foot Injury - Backyard Poultry
Spraddle leg, bumblefoot, scaly leg mites, and more....here's how to handle chicken foot and leg injuries
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Ready or not, here comes the molt. Chickens shedding feathers and a drop in egg production in the fall are good indicators that your birds are going through molt. Here are 7 ways to support your birds through this potentially stressful time What To Feed Chickens, Chicken Health, Healthy Chicken, Chickens Losing Feathers
No Jolt During The Molt: Chicken Care in 7 Steps - Backyard Poultry
Ready or not, here comes the molt. Chickens shedding feathers and a drop in egg production in the fall are good indicators that your birds are going through molt. Here are 7 ways to support your birds through this potentially stressful time
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Is your chicken feeling under the weather? Check out this guide to sick chicken symptoms plus tips for prevention and treatment Best Laying Hens, Chicken Illness, Feeling Under The Weather
A Guide to Sick Chicken Symptoms - Backyard Poultry
Is your chicken feeling under the weather? Check out this guide to sick chicken symptoms plus tips for prevention and treatment
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Heat exhaustion, heat stroke or even death is a very real danger to chickens when temperatures rise. They don't sweat like humans do, and are somewhat limited in their ability to cool down. Check out our tips for keeping your birds safe below, including a homemade electrolyte recipe Heritage Chicken Breeds, Heritage Chickens, Summer Chicken Care, Clostridium Perfringens, Rhode Island Red Chickens, Chicken Waterer, Chicken Coop
Homemade Electrolytes to Combat Heat Exhaustion In Chickens - Backyard Poultry
Heat exhaustion, heat stroke or even death is a very real danger to chickens when temperatures rise. They don't sweat like humans do, and are somewhat limited in their ability to cool down. Check out our tips for keeping your birds safe below, including a homemade electrolyte recipe
Having a sick chicken is stressful enough but knowing that their illness may affect you certainly adds to the pressure of chicken care. Although not all chicken diseases can cross the species barrier, they can cross not only to humans but also to other animals. Learn more about keeping yourself and your flock healthy. Backyard Chicken Farming, Mother Earth News Magazine, Staph Infection, Contaminated Food
Chicken Diseases That Affect Humans - Backyard Poultry
Having a sick chicken is stressful enough but knowing that their illness may affect you certainly adds to the pressure of chicken care. Although not all chicken diseases can cross the species barrier, they can cross not only to humans but also to other animals. Learn more about keeping yourself and your flock healthy.
Livestock and chicken eye problems need to be treated as soon as possible. Learn what to have on hand and how to deal with common issues below. Chicken Coop Kit, Best Chicken Coop, Chicken Diy
Treating Livestock and Chicken Eye Problems - Backyard Poultry
Livestock and chicken eye problems need to be treated as soon as possible. Learn what to have on hand and how to deal with common issues below.
Infectious bursal disease (IBD) is a viral disease that is seen in young chickens and turkeys. It attacks the bursa of Fabricius, an immune organ found in birds that aids in B-cell maturation. Sick birds lay around, aren't interested in food, seem weak and unbalanced, and may have diarrhea. Learn how to prevent it below: Gene Sequencing, B Cell, Ranch Life, Coop, Chickens, Disease
All Cooped Up: Infectious Bursal Disease - Backyard Poultry
Infectious bursal disease (IBD) is a viral disease that is seen in young chickens and turkeys. It attacks the bursa of Fabricius, an immune organ found in birds that aids in B-cell maturation. Sick birds lay around, aren't interested in food, seem weak and unbalanced, and may have diarrhea. Learn how to prevent it below:
Marek's Disease Virus (MDV) is one of the best-known poultry diseases. It causes tumors and immunosuppression in mainly chickens but is occasionally seen in turkeys and quail. Symptoms include paralysis, neurological disease, and severe weight loss. Postmortem examination will show tumors and enlarged nerves, and once a bird begins showing symptoms mortality is nearly 100%. Learn more below: Different Breeds Of Chickens, Types Of Chickens, Chicken Enclosure, Surviving Cold, Dust Bath, Gardens
All Cooped Up: Marek's Disease - Backyard Poultry
Marek's Disease Virus (MDV) is one of the best-known poultry diseases. It causes tumors and immunosuppression in mainly chickens but is occasionally seen in turkeys and quail. Symptoms include paralysis, neurological disease, and severe weight loss. Postmortem examination will show tumors and enlarged nerves, and once a bird begins showing symptoms mortality is nearly 100%. Learn more below:
When it comes to keeping chickens, there are 5 top chicken diseases that you need to know about. These diseases can wreak havoc on your flock whether small or large. Some of them are bad enough that you may have to cull your entire flock and start from scratch after disinfecting your coop. With luck and good practice, hopefully, you will never face that decision. Learn more about Avian Influenza, Infectious Bronchitis, Virulent Newcastle Disease, Gumboro (Infectious Bursal Disease), and Marek's Chicken Breeds, Chicken Farm
Top 5 Chicken Diseases - Backyard Poultry
When it comes to keeping chickens, there are 5 top chicken diseases that you need to know about. These diseases can wreak havoc on your flock whether small or large. Some of them are bad enough that you may have to cull your entire flock and start from scratch after disinfecting your coop. With luck and good practice, hopefully, you will never face that decision. Learn more about Avian Influenza, Infectious Bronchitis, Virulent Newcastle Disease, Gumboro (Infectious Bursal Disease), and Marek's