Health > Digestive System
This category contains information about the digestive system and the parasites and diseases that affect our poultry. Examples are problems with the crop, such as impaction (blockage), diarrhoea and internal parasites such as worms.
Including drugs often used for treatment and health products that can keep your birds digestive system in good shape.
General information and disorders within the digestive system of our poultry.
Internal parasites that cause problems in the digestive system of our poultry. For Gapeworm (which infects the respiratory tract), see the Respiratory Problems Category.
Information about treating internal parasites. The advice used to be to routinely worm birds, these days, with drug resistance, it is advisable to test for worms and only treat when necessary. If we are regularly testing, we can also take a holistic approach with products such as Verm-X and check our birds are worm-free!
If you would like a good reference book on poultry health, these are the books I would recommend.
Prevention is always better than cure, so good husbandry, maintaining good biosecurity, and quarantining new birds you bring in to your flock should be your aim. Using the correct (dust free) bedding material and keeping your chickens healthy can also help.
Every effort has been made to provide accurate information about poultry diseases and illnesses, and it is provided in good faith; however, content on this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for veterinary advice. Reliance on any information provided on this website is solely at your own risk.