Infectious Coryza is a common acute respiratory disease that can affect chickens Australia wide. The medical fraternity uses coryza as a medical term for the common cold, but coryza can be more debilitating to chickens than the common cold usually is for humans. Read on to find out how to spot Coryza symptoms and treatments.
No matter how fastidious you are in cleaning the coop, or whether you provide nothing but the best quality feed, even the most well cared for chicken can occasionally become a sick chicken. Unlike a human with a case of the flu, a chicken won’t complain about how they feel, and most won’t even show
So why do chickens eat their eggs? It can be quite a shock seeing a chicken eat an egg for the first time, as it can conjure up horrible images of cannibalism, not to mention that in some sense the chicken is also eating its own young. More often though, it's an annoying habit because
The Diminutive winter chicken is a surprisingly tough bird and can handle weather extremes which would have most humans shivering in their boots. It’s all thanks to the layers of downy feathers hidden underneath the outer plumage, which chickens can manipulate and use to control their body temperature. The Winter Chicken In cold weather, the
Chickens aren't laying? If you’ve become accustomed to receiving a certain amount of eggs from your flock each week, it can be quite disconcerting when your usual collection routine comes up empty or produces a significantly reduced harvest. Chickens can have off days, but if subsequent egg runs also fail to deliver, many chicken owners
Marek’s disease is a nasty affliction in chickens which can cause tumours to grow in one or multiple locations on the unfortunate bird. All chicken owners should have some knowledge of Marek’s disease and what to look out for, as every flock carries some risk of becoming infected. The disease is often fatal, and there