Chicken Illness

Omlet chickens have had all the recommended medical attention necessary to ensure that they arrive to you in tip-top condition. There is therefore a very low risk of them becoming seriously ill. Chickens can have minor ailments, like colds and runny noses but these are easily treated with a bit of good old-fashioned TLC.

Most problems occur when many chickens are being kept together or are being neglected. As long as you have been following the suggested day-to-day and week-to-week routines it is unlikely that you will have any serious problems.

A healthy hen happily free ranging in the garden
A healthy hen happily free ranging in the garden

You can use this guide to find out how to identify symptoms, how to prevent and how to treat worms, red mite, scaly leg mite, lice and the depluming mite.

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Sandy, 3 September 2015

Great advice about hens

Vanessa, 14 December 2011

Make sure you dust with TOTAL MITE KILL powder - I dusted for red mites only, and it turned out my chicken had microscopic mites which were white and virtually impossible to see and left no visible dirt - sadly it was too late for Jolene, but the problem hasn't recurred since I've been dusting the other girls with a powder for ALL mites.

Beryl, 4 June 2011

Very good advise on chicken health , very good website. Thanks,.

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