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  • 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



Disclaimer I understand that by reading and learning information from this website or any connecting links, phone calls and texts that Blue Star Ranch is NOT practicing medicine.We are NOT licensed vets nor do we treat poultry. If you have questions about your chickens health:


Read this webpage for links to products, services or health practices that link to websites.


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


You may need to water and feed her by hand if she is not standing and eating on her own


Check her poop on the poop chart





 

My suggestion: If your chicken is sick, depending on what type of sickness, call your own vet OR to boost health and prevent issues you can use garlic, oregano or oregano oil,  apple cider vinegar, turmeric added to water. Or feed yogurt to add good bacteria to the system.  and a real good poultry probiotic spray or powder for liquid.


Some vets do suggest that you can give your chicks a boost to give them "Pedialyte" to drink or liquid vitamins for a boost Some people choose the Vet RX too.

 Look at: using Borax to destroy Mycoplasma.  in the coop


 Also an option: 3% hydrogen peroxide for spraying in the coop to kill diseases as well as for small cuts or bumblefoot (do not overuse! in coop area) 


Old fashioned folk method add "iodine" to baby chicks drinking water to prevent bad bacteria




REMEMBER-  Sometimes the simple stress of moving chickens can trigger a stress outbreak of swollen eyes/face


MY BEST 3 TIPS TO KEEP HENS HEALTHY!!! 


1) DO NOT USE PINE SHAVINGS!


2) READ OUR HEALTHY COOP PAGE FOR GETTING YOUR COOP READY! 


3) AVOID FREE RANGING EVEN IN YOUR BACKYARD. THERE ARE MANY DISEASES THAT OTHER BIRDS SPREAD BY FLYING OVER AND MAKING DROPPINGS OF POOP IN YOUR YARD! 







 CHICKEN ELIXER - Made from the VERY same ingredients that are in our Hugelland Non-GMO feed. Many vitamins, and essential oils that your chickens NEED to be healthy! Will be sold at Blue Star Ranch! And even sold online to be shipped by UPS/FEDEX too.

All chickens can get stressed EASY. Its proper care to be sure that your chickens have the needed vitamins D & E as well as needed essential oils. This 32-ounce product makes 32 GALLONS and you can use every day or if your chickens have a "stress/mycoplasma" outbreak you can add more Chicken Elixer to clear up many infections.

I rarely if EVER endorse a product. This product will be something you need to keep on your shelf of supplies in your chicken coop.

PICK UP or ORDER ONLINE  This is a CUSTOM blend that we have used on our farm to add to the chickens water, chicks and pullets for optimum health. TESTED and used by Blue Star Ranch!

Mary Ann Fordyce aka "The Chicken Lady"

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