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Health, Housing & Chicken Care

Regular Forum Health, Care & Behaviour
Discuss health, meds, care and behaviour concerns here
Thelma and Maddie beak. ♥ 11 minutes ago, By VictoriaS
Topics: 2,271 Replies: 26,351
Regular Forum Health Archive
A quick reference guide of PAST HEALTH POSTS that have been moved here because they are useful and informative. As with any animal, please do not rely on what you read, always seek the attention of a vet if you are in doubt. ** New topics cannot be started in this section, it is a reference section only **
Implants to prevent laying Jun 19 2014, 08:31 AM, By Suzanne from NL
Topics: 43 Replies: 1,226
Regular Forum Chicken Housing
Find advice on all aspects of housing, runs, security etc and show off your peckingham palace here!
advice Aug 17 2014, 11:00 AM, By 2006alisonl
Topics: 654 Replies: 6,874
Subforums: Rate Your Coop
Regular Forum Food & Equipment
Food, treats, supplements and feeding equipment discussed here
Wheat Aug 25 2014, 11:20 PM, By Jael Break
Topics: 517 Replies: 4,661
Regular Forum Integrating Hens
Help and advice regarding integrating new hens together or into an existing flock
One normal chicken + cage-shocked ex-batts? Jun 18 2014, 09:59 PM, By Jael Break
Topics: 140 Replies: 1,473
Regular Forum Droppings Discussions
Chicken droppings are a good indicator of your chickens health. Post and share photos here of any poops that cause you concern or you are not sure about.
Strange poo...any ideas? Yesterday, 9:26 AM, By Livtoots
Topics: 120 Replies: 1,326
Regular Forum Pests & Predators
Foxes, rats, lice, mites and mice etc, discuss concerns and share advice.
Chewed feathers. Jul 14 2014, 07:07 PM, By LuxHen
Topics: 254 Replies: 2,977
Regular Forum Eggs
Sometimes strange but mostly wonderful! Discuss them here. Odd sizes or shapes, no shell, your first one, reference photos of them. Its all here!
The Egg from Hell Aug 9 2014, 11:11 PM, By Sarahsausage
Topics: 454 Replies: 3,218
Regular Forum Novice Hen Keepers
READ ONLY information reference guide for novice chicken keepers. Information guides on feeding, health/pests and housing requirements as well as a few helpful tips to make chicken keeping a little easier for the first time chicken keeper.
Housing / Run Guide Nov 5 2010, 12:03 PM, By Karen
Topics: 5 Replies: 0