Happy Chicks, Preesall
Poultry Healthcare Problems
Most poultry problem can be easily fixed, but with so many products on offer these days its not an easy choice to make!
We are NOT qualified vets but have ALOT of experience with poultry and may be able to help.
Give us a call on 01253 813178 and see if we can help
We are passionate about out poultry and any problems that new poultry keeper may have - we have probably had here!All the products shown below are available in our 'Healthcare Products' section. But, please if in doubt please call!
Coccidiosis - Diarrhoea, Loss of weight, Hen looks 'untidy'
This illness tend to effect chicks more than anything else, but is not unheard of in older flock members. The first signs are hens looking 'untidy' followed by huddling and Diarrhoea. In some cases blood maybe in the droppings. This is very easy to treat with Coxoid, There is a 28 day egg withdrawal on this product though. Hens will make a full recovery within 48 hours but treatment must continue for 7 days. (Click here to see product)
Pecking Order Problems
When introducing new birds to your existing flock you can sometimes get problems with a 'pecking order' this is perfectly natural and normally resolves its self within a few days. But... if the pecking continues or a hen is pecked so a little bit of blood is visable you must spray with an anit-pecking spray. This puts off the hens from pecking any further and also acts as a antiseptic so the hens wound heals quickly.(Click here to see product)
Open wounds on hens (cuts and grazes)
You treat a hen with an open wound the same way you would if it was pecked - Gentian Violet. This has an immediate effect and straight away helps keeps any cuts from getting infected.(Click here to see product)
Hens losing feathersThis is very common in late summer through to winter. Hens 'moult' once a year and can drop all their feathers. They will grow their feather back quite quickly and start laying again soon after. This is natures way of giving the hens a break for laying you all those eggs throughout the year!! There are a couple of 'tonics; available to help hens get through this time when their condition is down
We also have a Poultry Spice as a 'tonic' for moulting. This is very effective and really helps the hens. This is especially suitable for Rescued Ex battery Hens (Click here to see product)
Another reason for hens losing feather around their 'back end' could be caused by mites. You must regulary 'dust' your hens with louse powder and red mite powder to ensure they don't get them. Treatments for lice is very easy. To check if you hens has lice hold them upside down and check their vent for lice eggs. These will be gather at the bottom of the feathers.(Click here to see product)
Diarrhoea and opening mouth quite a bit
Diarrhoea could be a sign of worms. Worms are an internal parasite that can easily transmitted bird to bird. Regular rotation of the ground they are on easily avoids them getting worms. But if you hen is in a fixed house and using the same ground throughout the year worming them once a month is essential.(Click here to see product)
Chicken sneezing, coughing, runny nose
Hens get cold just like you and me. Always ensure you hens have access to perching and that you don't have too few hens in a huge house. Hens perch together at night to keep warm. If your hens has the sniffles just pop a few drops of Citricidal per litre into their drinking water. The cold will be gone in a few days. (Click here to see product)
Chicken sneezing, coughing, runny nose, diarrhoea, rattling and gasping
This is a complicate one! If you hens have the above, they have Mycoplasma. This is very common in poultry and easily treated. Mycoplasma is an infection passed round hens though out the country. Hens with Mycoplasma need to have antibiotics. These antibiotics can be put in the drinking water of given straight to hen orally. We have High Stability Colloidal Silver which is a natural antibiotic - safe on humans and animals. You can either spray direct into the hens mouth twice a day or put a teaspoon in their drinking water (Click here to see product)