Why is my Chicken Sneezing?

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There are a few reasons why a hen will sneeze. I remember the 1st time I heard my Bluebell sneeze. I think in jumped higher than the dog. Both of us shocked at the disproportionately loud sound that came out of her! Chickens sneeze from time to time, it’s not uncommon. But there are few [...]

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Symptoms and Treatments of Chicken Parasites: Lice, Mites, Worms, Scaly Legs, Coccidiosis

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Lice are extremely irritating for your chickens, and a severe infestation can also kill small chicks. Lice are just big enough to be spotted with the naked eye as pale insects on the skin. When you examine your chicken’s feathers, you might spot them crawling around the base of the feathers, and you may see [...]

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“Chicken Health Advice”

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If you are in any doubt about your chickens’ welfare or health, always call in a vet. Remember, one sick bird can contaminate a whole flock in a matter of hours. Eyes Your chicken’s eyes should be bright, clear and with that slightly naughty glint that means they are full of vitality. Nostrils Just like [...]

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Keeping Chickens Healthy

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Chickens, like humans, can get sick with everything from a common cold to more serious diseases. How can you spot the early symptoms, and ensure your flock remains fit and healthy? Read on to discover the most common chicken ailments, and how you can help treat or prevent them. And remember, if you are in [...]

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Buying Chickens

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Before you rush out to purchase new occupants for your coop, here are a few tips on buying chickens. 1. Always buy your chickens in person. When buying chickens, you need to see what you are getting. Some companies will deliver them, but reputable breeders operate a collection-only policy, and with good reason. By buying [...]

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