Even though backyard flocks tend to be exceptionally healthy, there are things that you can do to avoid chicken illnesses within your flock. Perhaps you are already naturally doing many of these things! Great! Even so, hopefully there are a few ideas of things you can do to improve the wellness of your flock and avoid any problems in the future.
Chicken illnesses can be caused by a number of different factors such as bacteria, protozoa, viruses, or problems in their environment. By setting up your flock to be their healthiest you can avoid many potential problems right from the start. If you have had a few health issues in your flock, there’s even more motivation to start improving things for them!