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🦟 Small insects – BIG PROBLEM 🦟

🦟 Small insects – BIG PROBLEM 🦟

🦟 Mites and Lice 🦟 Small insects – BIG problem. Mites and Lice are external parasites that like to live on your backyard chickens. Either parasite will drain your chooks of vitamins and minerals, leading to a variety of deficiencies and worst case, death. I recommend...

Coccidiosis….say what?

Have you heard of Coccidiosis? Unfortunately, it is the most common chicken disease, and fatal if untreated. It is primarily seen in chicks, and young chickens, but can also affect the older in the flock if they are sick or suffering malnutrition. Generally, an active...

Worms – not the good ones…….

Unfortunately worms are part and parcel of chicken ownership. Simply, chickens catch worms from something they have eaten. Whether that be infested droppings from another chook or bird, or an insect carrying eggs. Prevention is definitely easier than cure, worms zap...

What on earth is a dust bath?

If you are new to chicken keeping, don’t be alarmed to see your chooks rolling around like crazy in the dirt! It can look hilarious, but also a bit strange! Rest assured this is a completely natural chicken behaviour. And quite literally, is a chicken...