Think your chicken is depressed? Has Tom Turkey stopped strutting? Birds often show signs of illness in subtle ways and it may be hard to detect. The first step to knowing if your chicken, turkey, duck, goose, or other feathered friend is sick is to know what is normal for your flock. We recommend that you start by watching your birds for a short time every day. Observation is a great tool for both veteran poultry farmers and new owners. Be sure to keep a record of your observations so that you don’t have to guess if something has changed.
We take precautions to protect our health every day. We wash our hands, throw out expired food, and stay home when we are sick. But what about the health of our flock? That’s where bird biosecurity comes in. Biosecurity is vital to ensuring that your flock -- no matter their size -- stays healthy. For bird owners, it is especially important to have proper biosecurity measures in place given that diseases can quickly spread through one’s flock. Let’s shed some light on the importance of biosecurity and what you can do to help. What is biosecurity? Biosecurity refers to
Is important to keep our poultry healthy, happy and well! Just like us, our birds can get sick, which could be caused by diseases such as Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) and Virulent Newcastle Disease. As owners, it is your responsibility to learn how to detect disease, so that you can seek proper treatment for your sick ones. To help you, here is a compre-hen-sive (we try!) guide with tips on how to detect disease in birds! How does disease spread? Diseases are usually spread through contact and the transfer of bacteria, viruses and toxins. They can spread through multiple