Poultry Worms

From time to time your chickens will get worms, and I don’t mean the juicy kind they find in the garden. I’m referring to intestinal worms. Eek! Poultry worms are a common occurrence, especially if your flock free range frequently. I realise this is a gross subject, but if you keep chickens then you really should swot up on…

Do Chickens Get Colds?

A respiratory infection in chickens (also turkeys) caused by mycoplasma gallisepticum bacteria is often incorrectly referred to as a cold. Mycoplasma is a common illness in winter and at times of stress, it is contagious and transmitted by wild birds, footwear, clothing and feeding equipment. The first time chickens succumb to the infection the symptoms will be…