Chicken Diseases And Your Backyard Flock

Chicken Diseases And Your Backyard Flock
Add to Favorites By Jen Pitino With the rapid and seemingly unstoppable spread of avian influenza across the United States in 2015, the containment and control of this disease is at the forefront of most North American flock owners’ minds lately. Though avian influenza currently worries many backyard chicken keepers, there is a multitude of other dangerous and deadly diseases that could strike your flock. Your flock’s health should always be the top priority, not just when crisis strikes. PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN THE CURE When it comes to raising healthy birds, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Many common poultry diseases are lethal to the entire flock — in some cases from the disease and in others from a legal obligation to cull an entire flock upon detection. Stringent agricultural health requirements that demand the extermination of infected flocks are designed to stop the spread of uncontrollable or otherwise already eradicated diseases. The best methods to keep your birds free of disease may be common knowledge to most flock owners,

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