Chicken disease pops up with a sick hen or a mystery illness going through the chicken flock. There are many chicken diseases that have similar symptoms and treatment can be like a guessing game. It helps to examine chicken disease using differential diagnosis. This is because mostly these diseases have a lot of common symptoms. The trick is to see the differences which distinguish each disease. Many times this will inadequate because the disease will actually be several diseases at [...]
You’re tired of searching for information on websites or forums that offer random opinions about poultry challenges you are facing. You would like to make informed business and husbandry choices rather than bamboozled by the myriad of opinions that abound. Information from social media, activists, forums and even the opinion of other poultry farmers is not ensured by any accountability or a commitment to researched outcomes. With changes afoot in the poultry industry regarding the poultry welfare code and [...]
There are several options to measure the chicks’ temperature and to see whether it’s normal. Small chicks’ feet must never feel cold when you feel them against your cheek, or better still against your lips or the back of your hand. Cold feet are a sign that the heat from the birds is being sucked away via the surface they are standing on….more
Interactive resource on the chicken anatomy. See more An understanding of the anatomy and physiology of birds, and the different body systems found in the bird, is useful when an understanding of how poultry work or function, is sought. Knowledge of bird anatomy (body parts) and physiology (body function) enables the poultry industry to maximise bird performance and maintain good welfare practices. See more
The poultry Hub has re-released its popular Anatomy of the Chicken online learning resource. It has been updated to be fully compatible with a range of tablet devices as well as all browsers. Check it out here.