Feed & Health

How to Manage Roundworms in Chickens
July 24, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Roundworms in chickens are an inevitable pestilence with free-range poultry, but we can manage their effect on our flocks.

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What is a Chicken Gizzard and Chicken Crop?
July 24, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Some of the most popular questions for new poultry keepers is: what is a chicken gizzard, what is a chicken crop, and where are they located?

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Chickens and the Complications of a Bird Respiratory System
July 24, 2020 · · Feed & Health

The bird respiratory system is quite different than most animals. Chickens are no exception. It’s one of the reasons chicken keepers become concerned when their chickens show signs of have respiratory issues — like sneezing, wheezing, and coughing.

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A Look at Chicken Eyes

Some of the first signs that a chicken isn’t feeling well are a dull or sleepy expression and squinty eyes. Discoloration, discharge, inflammation, and discomfort often characterize chicken eye maladies.

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Types of Chicken Combs
July 24, 2020 · · Feed & Health

While there are nine types of chicken combs recognized, Dr. Brigid McCrea says children and backyard hobbyists who are interested in genetics would find the results of breeding different combs very interesting.

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Anti-Parasitic Herbs for Your Chicken Flock
July 24, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Parasites in your chicken flock are the most annoying of all the chicken issues. Use these anti-parasitic herbs in your flock to help!

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How to Make Homemade Black Drawing Salve for Your Chickens
July 24, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Black drawing salve is an extremely easy salve to make for your chickens. You can use this salve to treat and heal wounds, or to keep flock members from pecking at wounds.

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Getting Your Ducks in a Row with Poultry First Aid Kits

Veterinarians with avian experience are not always available, so it makes sense to be cognizant of health and safety concerns. A well-stocked first-aid kit is a good start.

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Poultry Veterinarians
July 22, 2020 · · Feed & Health

To find the best practitioner for your flock, it helps to understand what a poultry veterinarian does, and how this type of veterinarian fits into your homestead life.

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Feathers Hard and Soft

Feathers are an indication of overall health and condition. They are the visible indicators of other problems: poor diet, parasite infestation, behavioral problems such as aggression.

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