In this episode we talk about common ailments/pests that are common to chickens, and egg incubators.
Vigilance is the key to maintaining good Flock health. But some of these most common ailments and pests can be easily avoided.
can be prevented by use of diatomaceous earth in their dust baths and if the outbreak is severe permethrin powder can be added to the dust bath.
most common in small chicks, but is easily correctable with electrolyte supplements and dissolving/loosening buildup with water.
comes from eating long pieces of grass/hay/straw. If caught early can be corrected with deep tissue massage. Olive oil has been known to help lubricate the crop. If it is not caught in time it can lead to the chicken dying of starvation.
The Incuview egg incubator is what we use. Can be found for $175 on the Internet from incubator warehouse. I really like the see-through lid. We have had good results from using this incubator
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Thanks for listening!
Chris Hodge is our Radio DJ here at Haven Homestead.