Chicken Wound Management

2024-01-23T17:13:43-08:00

Just like all of our pets, chickens get injured. If you’ve done some basic first aid on you, your kids, your dogs, cats, horses, llamas etc., you can do it also on your good old backyard chickens. While chickens are not dogs, cats or even children, in general there are more similarities than differences. However, know your limitations. If something is bleeding excessively or we’re dealing with broken bones, puncture wounds from dogs and cats or similar emergency type situations, call a veterinarian. To that point, be prepared and make sure you have found a veterinarian who treats poultry before

Chicken Wound Management2024-01-23T17:13:43-08:00

Reproductive Tract: From Ovary to Vent

2024-01-23T17:10:12-08:00

From a practical perspective, knowing how the hen makes her eggs goes a long way toward recognizing and understanding problems that our hens may have someday with their reproductive system. When hens are just starting to lay eggs and when they are much older, hens can experience laying problems such as shell-less eggs, being egg bound and double yolkers. Therefore, the goal of this article is to cover the basic reproductive tract of a female chicken and link that to how table eggs (aka the eggs that we eat) and fertilized eggs (aka the eggs that eventually hatch into a

Reproductive Tract: From Ovary to Vent2024-01-23T17:10:12-08:00

Avian Coryza

2024-01-23T17:07:22-08:00

Could Coryza be the Cause of Your Clucking and Coughing Chickens? Avian coryza is a bacterial respiratory disease that appears to have become more common in backyard chickens over the last several years. Because it is highly infectious among poultry and typically doesn’t result in high mortality, coryza is rapidly spreading, making it an important disease to understand as a bird owner: The Basics of Coryza Coryza is the short or common name for the Gram-negative bacteria  Avibacterium paragallinarim (formerly called Haemophilus paragallinarum). As you can see, us scientists love our complicated names. There is an “uncomplicated” and “complicated” version

Avian Coryza2024-01-23T17:07:22-08:00
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