Chicken Health For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 29, 2013 - Technology & Engineering - 336 pages
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Everything you need to care for and keep happy, healthy chickens

With directives on diagnosing and treating sick or ailing chickens, as well as general information on how to keep chickens in peak condition, Chicken Health For Dummies is your go-to guide on how to best care for and keep chickens.

Inside, you'll get everything you need to know about chicken health and wellness: an encyclopedia full of common and not-so-common diseases, injuries, symptoms, and cures that chicken owners may encounter. Chicken Health For Dummies provides chicken owners with one handy, all-encompassing resource.

  • Helps you identify potential hazards and signs of ill health in your chicken
  • Shows you how to properly examine chickens to identify and isolate potential health issues before they spread to the rest of the flock
  • An encyclopedia full of common and uncommon diseases, injuries, symptoms, and cures for chickens

Chicken Health For Dummies joins Raising Chickens For Dummies and Building Chickens Coops For Dummies to round out the For Dummies reference library as a must-have resource for both rural and urban chicken owners.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Part of Tens 293
5
A Picture of Backyard Flock Health
9
The Anatomy and Body Functions
19
Thats What Chickens
35
More Than an Ounce of Prevention
47
Keeping the Flock Clean and Comfortable
63
Recognizing Signs of Chicken Illness
87
Exterminating Chicken Parasites
181
Your Chicken Repair Manual
207
Medicating and Vaccinating Chickens
225
Chicken First Aid
253
Euthanizing a Chicken
261
The ChickenHuman Interface
273
Food Safety and Quality
283
The Part of Tens
293

Troubleshooting Common
101
EggBinding and Vent Prolapse
109
Sizing Up Sick Chicks
123
Mysterious Sudden Death
133
A CloseUp Examination
145
My Chicken Has What? Diseases
165
Answers to Ten Common Questions
295
Ten Common Misconceptions about
301
Chicken Health Formulary
305
Index
311
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Julie Gauthier is board certified in veterinary preventive medicine. Rob Ludlow is the coauthor of Raising Chickens For Dummies and Building Chicken Coops For Dummies. He runs the leading chicken information resource on the web, www.BackYardChickens.com.

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