Chicken Health - Page 2 of 4 - LearnPoultry
When it comes to raising chickens, their health and well-being should always be the top priority. Chickens are particularly vulnerable to disease and can easily succumb to illness if not properly cared for.
It is important that chicken owners understand the nuances of poultry health – from proper housing and nutrition, to vaccinations and parasite control.
It is essential that chicken owners maintain a clean environment in order to prevent the spread of disease. All feeders and waterers must be regularly cleaned and replaced when necessary.
In addition, regular checks for signs of injury or infection should also be undertaken – any problems should be immediately addressed with veterinary advice.
Proper nutrition is just as important – chickens need a balanced diet that contains all the essential vitamins and minerals required for optimal growth and development. Supplements can also help with specific ailments such as respiratory problems or feather loss.