Chicken Health For Dummies


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Learn to:

  • Keep your chickens in peak condition
  • Diagnose and treat ailing chickens
  • Grasp common and uncommon diseases and injuries and their cures

Your guide to keeping happy, healthy chickens

With directives on diagnosing and treating sick or ailing chickens, as well as general information on how to keep chickens in peak condition, Chicken Health For Dummies is your go-to guide on how to best care for and keep a backyard flock. Inside, you’ll get everything you need to know about chicken health and wellness: an encyclopedia full of common and not-so-common diseases, injuries, and signs of illness, and their cures.

  • Know your chicken ― get a primer on healthy chicken anatomy and functions in order to spot a sick chicken ― from understanding fowl behavior and communication to the importance of keeping chickens clean, comfortable, and well-fed
  • Signs of illness ― discover how to distinguish normal from abnormal chicken body functions and behavior, narrow down the possibilities to get to a diagnosis, and uncover the most common ailments of chicks and adult chickens
  • Major chicken illnesses ― find the causes, signs, means of spreading, prevention tips, and treatment advice for major chicken illnesses
  • Chicken repair ― get the 4-1-1 on how to make a diagnosis for a flock problem, whether you’ll need the help of a chicken health advisor, and how to perform basic procedures like giving an injection and trimming a wing. (Books, reading material)

Open the book and find:

  • What to expect from a happy, healthy chicken
  • How to prevent illness in your backyard flock
  • Troubleshooting signs of illness in chicks and adult chickens
  • Diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites, and other pests
  • Advice on finding a chicken health advisor
  • Tips on performing chicken first-aid procedures
  • How to produce quality homegrown eggs and meat
  • Common misconceptions about chicken health

Additional information

Weight 1.3 lbs
Dimensions 7.5 × 1 × 9 in


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