Backyard keepers of poultry typically do not have the experience and know how that you can find in the old-timer country fella who’s been raising chickens for 60 years, or the duck farmer who keeps thousands of ducks and can identify a particular illness at first glance. Likewise, not all urban veterinarians have specialized in poultry and may not have the skills to identify or assist in various poultry illnesses.
So, we urban, backyard, city keepers need to rely on each other to expand our collective breadth of knowledge. That’s what BuzzQuack is all about. Sharing as much knowledge as possible and promoting healthy, simple, clean living.
If you keep backyard livestock, you will eventually run into some kind of illness. With a little luck and attention to good management practices, your flock’s ailments will be insignificant. But there are times when some of us need to deal with really serious illnesses that may require even the most dire of actions–culling your entire flock.
Knowing the difference between a ragweed allergy (to be ignored) and Marek’s Disease (possibly a complete cull) is difficult and intimidating. If you have an illness, you need to seek as much guidance as possible to deal with the problem quickly and appropriately.
It is with these thoughts that we decided to put together a collection of diagnostic charts. They are organized into groups: Symptoms, Medicines and Dosages, and Poo (yes, poo). We hope you find these resources useful. Please fell free to share your helpful resources with us!
MEDICINES AND DOSAGES
Poo, the Chicken Keeper’s Guide from Allotment, Grow Your Own