Common Health Issues

A list and description of commonly occurring health conditions that afflict birds.

Feather Picking Versus Molting
Feather Picking Versus Molting: How to Tell the Difference

Is your bird plucking or molting? How can you tell the difference? These are some…

Ivermectin for Birds
Ivermectin for Birds – What Is Ivermectin Used For?

If you keep chicken, regularly worming them comes with the territory. However, for most bird…

What is Egg Binding and How to Treat It
What Is Egg Binding and How to Treat It

Fun fact: A female bird that’s not exposed to a male will still lay eggs.…

Early Signs of Scaly Leg Mites and Treatment Options
Early Signs of Scaly Leg Mites and Treatment Options

Scaly leg mites are nasty little creatures. These particular species of burrowing mites infest backyard…

How to Get Rid of Feather Mites on Chickens
How to Get Rid of Feather Mites on Chickens

We bet some of you are already itchy at the thought of feather mites. The…

What Is Bumblefoot and How Do You Treat It
What Is Bumblefoot and How Do You Treat It?

Chickens’ feet do a lot if you think about it. They are up and about…

How to Tell if a Chicken is Egg Bound
How to Tell if a Chicken is Egg Bound

Egg binding in birds may sound benign, but far from it. It is a serious…

Why My Bird Die So Suddenly
Why Did My Bird Die So Suddenly?

The sudden death of a pet bird is one of the most heartbreaking things you’ll…

Aspergillosis in Birds
What Is Aspergillosis in Birds and Can It Be Cured?

If you’ve heard of Fungal pneumonia, Brooders pneumonia, or Mycotic pneumonia, these are all different…

How to Deworm Chickens Safely
Deworming Chickens: How to Deworm Chickens Safely

Just like most mammals, chickens also have some worms. This isn’t a problem, per se.…