The Chicken Health Handbook

The Chicken Health Handbook




Healthy chickens are happy chickens. This one-of-a-kind reference book covers the health problems that plague chickens of all breeds and ages. Practical charts identify common symptoms and causes of infection, while an alphabetic listing of diseases provides advice on treatment. You’ll find helpful descriptions of troublesome ailments of all types, from poor egg production to crooked toe syndrome. Practical remedies and gentle preventative care measures will help your beloved flock stay happy, healthy, and safe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780882666112
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 01/06/1994
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Gail Damerow has written extensively on raising chickens and other livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural know-how in more than a dozen books, including the best-selling Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens, The Chicken Encyclopedia, The Chicken Health Handbook, and Hatching and Brooding Your Own Chicks. Damerow is a regular contributor to Backyard Poultry, Countryside, and Rural Heritage magazines. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, where they operate a family farm with poultry and dairy goats, a sizable garden, and a small orchard. 

Table of Contents


Foreword by Jeanne Smith, D.V.M.


1. Chicken Health

2. Health and Nutrition

3. Anatomy of a Chicken

4. External Parasites

5. Internal Parasites: Worms

6. Internal Parasites: Protozoa

7. Infectious Diseases

8. Environment-Related Problems

9. Diagnostic Guides

10. Postmortem Examination

11. Therapy

12. Enhancing Immunity

13. Incubation and Brooding

14. Chickens and Human Health

15. Diseases and Disorders



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