health

Tetracycline for Chickens: Use, Dosage, Egg Withdrawal

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

If you’re a backyard chicken keeper, you’ve probably heard of tetracycline, a popular antibiotic. Let’s demystify tetracycline, explaining its benefits, how it works, the dosage, and when it’s best used.

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Pale Comb in Chickens: Causes And Treatment

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Co-authored & Medically Reviewed by Dr. C. Vulpe, DVM Credentialed veterinarian with a Ph.D. in veterinary oncology A chicken’s comb is a tell-tale sign of its health, with a vibrant red color signifying a healthy bird. However, when the comb and wattles turn pale, concerns and questions often arise. Our vet experts break down everything […]

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Fenbendazole For Chickens: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Co-authored & Medically Reviewed by Dr. C. Vulpe, DVM Credentialed veterinarian with a Ph.D. in veterinary oncology Chicken Fans is reader-supported. When you buy through our links, we may earn a commission. Learn more about our privacy policy and disclaimer. Internal parasites and pesky worms can cause significant damage to a chicken’s internal bodily functions. They can make […]

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Apple Cider Vinegar For Chickens: Benefits And Myths

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Co-authored & Medically Reviewed by Dr. C. Vulpe, DVM Credentialed veterinarian with a Ph.D. in veterinary oncology Chicken Fans is reader-supported. When you buy through our links, we may earn a commission. Learn more about our privacy policy and disclaimer. As a responsible chicken keeper, you’re probably constantly looking for ways to treat common diseases and prevent illness. […]

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Reasons Why A Chicken Stops Laying Eggs

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Imagine checking the nesting boxes daily, only to discover an emptiness where you expect fresh eggs. This can be frustrating, especially if it becomes a recurring issue over days or weeks. But fear not – a chicken’s pause in egg production can stem from many factors, some more common than others. To better understand your […]

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Lethargic Chickens: 14 Reasons Why Your Chicken Seems Depressed

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Lethargy is a common symptom in chickens that should be taken seriously. If your chicken is lounging on the ground with its eyes closed, ready to nap, it could be a red flag signaling an underlying health issue. We’ll go over the most common causes of depression, listlessness, and lethargy in chickens one by one […]

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Salmonella In Chickens: Risks And Transmission To Humans

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

In this day and age of growing environmental consciousness, a growing number of people choose to keep chickens in their backyards. While keeping chickens holds many advantages, it is also important to keep potential health risks in mind. Salmonella and Campylobacter infections can be transmitted from poultry to humans and are a concern to keep […]

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Frostbite In Chickens: Causes, Prevention, Treatment

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Keeping chickens can be straightforward or challenging, depending on your area and climate. Frostbite is a significant concern that can arise if precautions aren’t taken during extreme winters. It’s crucial to be well-informed about frostbite to ensure the well-being of your flock.

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Clipping A Chicken’s Wing Feathers: When And How?

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Even though chickens are not the best fliers, they can still flap over fences or fly into trees. These situations aren’t ideal if you live in a suburban neighborhood or an environment with lots of predators lurking around. Wing clipping is often done to prevent your chickens from escaping, but it’s not always necessary. Let’s […]

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Vitamin D for Chickens: Dose, Benefits & Risks

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Co-Authored & Medically Reviewed by Dr. E. Rivera, DVM Central Luzón State University Why Vitamin D | Role & Types | Health Benefits | Dosage | When to Supplement | Deficiency | Laying Hens | Meat Chickens | Chicks | Overdose | Metabolism Vitamin D is essential for chickens, especially laying hens and chicks. It […]

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