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Understand that chickens outside are walking on the ground and can pick up disease from birds that fly overhead or winds that blow bacteria. Be sure to use safe health practices when handling your chickens. ALL Vets will say that your chickens are carriers of bacteria of one type of another. Its TRUE all chickens carry LOTS of bacteria!  Many kinds. 

If You Have An Ill Chicken​

Put her in a cage or crate and make sure that she is warm. Wrap a towel around her if she seems stressed. Keep her in quiet location

She needs to stand up and walk at least once in 24 hours

Keep her away from other chickens

Look for any injuries

Try to see if she will eat food or drink anything

Check her poop on the poop chart

  • Sick Chickens Stand In The Corner Of Coop
  • Puffy Eyes Or Face
  • Avoid Other Chickens
  • May Be Pecked On
  • Stop Eating & Drinking
  • Wheeze As Hard To Breathe
  • Bloody Foamy Poop
  • Puff Up Feathers & Head Hang Down
  • ​Lay On Side
  • ​Pale Comb