Comments On - Preventing Chicken Diseases

My biggest fear! Chickens contracting diseases.
Growing up, my mother used to set a shallow tray of sanitizing solution at the entrance to the poultryhouse we have to step on before entering. And, we only keep a dozen or so. She's so afraid of contamination. Lucky she has a friend who's quite knowledgeable about chickens she can call on if we have problems.
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 3/20/2014 10:36:30 AM
Good to know
A, Houston, TX
Posted: 9/2/2013 8:02:48 AM
Apple cider vinegar, garlic, and DE are just a few of the natural ways to help keep your flock disease free! Always quarantine new chicks. To the above comment about egg bound chickens, make sure that you are providing them with adequate calcium in their diets. If they become egg bound, soak their bottoms in a bucket or sink filled with warm water, apply a lubricant and keep the hen in a quiet dark place so she can rest and pass her egg.
Emily, Antioch, IL
Posted: 8/6/2012 12:48:26 PM
We have had lots of eggbound hens too. It's awful.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 9/27/2010 11:58:23 PM
One of the most heart wrenching ailments is when a hen is egg bound. I have lost two hens because of it. It's extremely painful for the hen and it seems as though once it starts there is no stopping it. Both of my pet hens died in my arms, suffering. Please explain this ailment, how it can be prevented and how it can be treated once it has started.
Cathy, Baxley, GA
Posted: 6/26/2010 12:03:03 PM
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