Health > External Problems
This category contains information about external health problems in poultry, including feathers, beak, skin, scales, spurs, eyes, comb, nails, legs and wings. It covers symptoms such as lameness, feather loss, external parasite infestation, frostbite, blindness, cuts and wounds.
Health problems associated with external parasites that can affect different parts of a bird’s body.
Health problems and diseases that can affect the bird’s head, including the eyes, ears, nose, beak, and comb/wattles. Runny or bubbling fluid around the eyes, sneezing, coughing, or difficulty breathing is covered in the respiratory system category.
If you would like a good reference book on poultry health, these are the books I would recommend.
Health problems typically showing symptoms or affect external parts of the bird’s body, including wings and feathers.
Preventing health problems is almost always easier than curing them. Keeping chickens healthy and maintaining basic biosecurity measures (such as quarantining new birds) will get you off to a good start. There are some further ideas in the articles below.
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