Make a schedule for cleaning.,
Give your birds daily check-ups.,
Feed your birds quality feed.,
Let birds free range around your yard!,
Try not to add new chickens to the flock.,
Vaccinate your chickens.
Every month, you should remove bedding and nesting straw/shavings and replace with new, fresh material. Every 6 months, you should bleach and clean their feeders, waterers, and entire coop. Once again, remove the old shavings and replace with clean shavings. Cleaning the bedding material prevents disease-causing stuff , such as mold, parasites, and ammonia from building up and biting you AND your birds, It will prevent fungus in their feet and parasitic infections. a bed placed in a location where it gets sun will also prevent bacteria reproduction, It makes the coop feel fresher, too!;
, Because birds are flight animals, they will often hide their symptoms of illness until it is too late. So, even if your birds DO get sick, you can still catch it before time runs out! Signs to look for include:
Suspicious or abnormal stools, including diarrhea, all white stool (should be brown with white top), blood in stool, or worms
Huge drop in pecking order
Take your bird to the vet if you see any of these. For wounds, disinfect.
, Good feed should contain about 20% protein, amino acids for growth, and sufficient but not excessive fats and carbohydrates.
, It reduces stress, which will keep them more healthy overall. They will also eat weeds, grass, worms, and other delicious things they find in the yard, which will not only help your lawn, but will also help out their digestive system, making them healthier!
, If you buy or receive chickens from a person they may carry a disease. To prevent this it is best that you make sure that the chicken doesn’t carry a disease or do not add them to the flock and just raise your own chicks.
, Vaccination is only necessary if your chickens have suffered from something in the past or have been in multiple flocks. You can also buy vaccinated chicks from a breeder or farm store.