health

Water Belly in Chickens: Symptoms & Treatment of Ascites

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Water belly or Ascites is a serious condition where a chicken has a squishy, swollen belly full of liquid. It affects millions of broilers and meat chickens every year. It’s heartbreaking to see your chicken lying on the ground with a belly like a balloon, faintly clucking with gurgling sounds. But what exactly is water […]

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Eye Infections In Chickens: 12 Causes & Treatments

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

The avian eye is an incredible organ. However, it is also delicate and, therefore, sensitive to infection.
Eye infections in chickens are common and can develop independently or as a part of more complex conditions.

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Corid for Chickens: Dosage & Treatment of Coccidiosis

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Corid, also known as the medication Amprolium, is used to treat coccidiosis, a terrible chicken disease. It is considered to be safe, with only a few side effects, and is therefore quite popular with chicken keepers.

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Lice in Chickens: Causes and Treatment

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Lice in chickens cause significant discomfort and health problems. These pests can easily spread from bird to bird and are difficult to eradicate once they have taken hold in a flock. We will discuss the causes, symptoms, and treatment of poultry lice in chickens and inform about various methods for controlling and preventing infestations.

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Biosecurity for Chickens

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Chickens, and all domestic birds for that matter, are highly susceptible to pathogenic diseases. Keeping you, your family, and your flock safe starts with taking biosecurity measures in and around the chicken coop. By following simple steps, you can prevent (cross) contamination, which helps eliminate diseases.

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Probiotics for Chickens: Benefits, Types & Application (2023)

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Co-Authored & Medically Reviewed by Dr. A. Ibrar, DVM, Poultry Nutritionist University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, IUB, Sel√ßuk √úniversitesi Probiotics are the safest way to boost a chicken’s health. These all-natural supplements not only promote a balanced gut but also boost the immune system and improve egg production. Say goodbye to antibiotics and hello […]

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Worms in Chickens: How to Identify, Treat & Prevent Worms (2023)

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Worms in chickens are a pesky problem for backyard chicken keepers and poultry farmers worldwide. They can have a devastating effect on the chicken’s health, weight, and egg production. Poultry worms can even cause death in severe cases.

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Ivermectin for Chickens – Worms, Lice, Mites – Dosage & Practical Usage

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Ivermectin is an antiparasitic drug to treat worms, scaly leg mites, and parasites. It’s used regularly by veterinarians to treat backyard chickens. However, its use is unofficial, and Ivermectin is officially only sold to treat cattle, swine, and horses.

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Scaly Leg Mites in Chickens – Symptoms & Treatment

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Scaly leg mites make a chicken’s leg look thick, scabby, and rough. It’s very common in domestic poultry and can be dangerous when left untreated. We discuss the condition, the symptoms, and how you can treat and prevent scaly leg mites in chickens.

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Free Chicken Saddle Patterns – Printable PDF Apron Templates

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Chicken saddles protect a hen’s back from enthusiastic roosters during mating. Without a saddle, many hens suffer severe feather damage and walk around with bald spots. This page lists several printable chicken saddle patterns you can download for free and use to make your own chicken saddle. If you need more info on the usage […]

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