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Common Chook Problems

Omlet chickens have had all the recommended medical attention necessary to ensure that they arrive to you in tip-top condition. There is therefore a very low risk of them becoming seriously ill. Chickens can have minor ailments, like colds and runny noses but these are easily treated with a bit of good old-fashioned TLC.

Most problems occur when many chickens are being kept together or are being neglected. As long as you have been following the suggested day-to-day and week-to-week routines it is unlikely that you will have any serious problems.

A healthy hen happily free ranging in the garden
A healthy hen happily free ranging in the garden

You can use this guide to find out how to identify symptoms, how to prevent and how to treat worms, red mite, scaly leg mite, lice and the depluming mite.

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Lynn, 24 October 2019

Can you make any suggestions for a septic ham hock please I don’t want to have her culled

, 11 October 2019

My 6yr old Isa Brown has had vent gleet for over a week now but a couple of days ago she started getting very wobbly on her feet and now only sits down. She did eat a small amount of food when I put it directly in front of her but I had to give her some water with an eye dropper. I've been washing her behind to clean the build up of yellow & white discharge & trimmed her feathers a bit. Her comb is still red but droops over to one side & her eyes seem clear but not really sure what's going on....Any ideas?

Shanette, 26 August 2019

My hen is not well...she has seen the vet who was puzzled about her condition...she is lethargic but is eating/pooping.drinking..she was laying soft shelled eggs but is not laying now she had a course of Baytril which seemed to perk her up but she is still not right...can you help?

Doris, 16 July 2019

Has anyone had a problem with maggots on the underside of a hen? No wound or open sore and skin looks normal. She is approx. 1 1/2 to 2 yrs old Rhode Island red and has been laying good. The concentration of maggots was considerable. Cannot find anything else wrong except the area had a loss of feathers and slight diarrhea.

Thuoc, 25 April 2019

Treating chickens is extremely important when raising chickens. Your article shared a lot of experiences for me, I will always support you. thuoc ga da

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