Bird Vet Melbourne

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Bird Vet - Chicken Friendly Hospital.

Backyard basics ...

 

  • Removes all metallic and shiny objects from the ground were hens forage. To prevent heavy metal toxicity and foreign body problems.
  • Feed food off the floor - to prevent the hens inadvertently eating their poo - and getting parasites
  • Either test droppings or treat your hens approximately every 2 months with the following tree medications, wormer, Cocci, mile and lice spray.
  • to control external parasites Mosquitoes, - including nocturnal ones -Also spray the roosting perch
  • Diet - egg laying hen’s need an egg laying ration as a starting point, as there is a very high calcium and protein need to produce the "miracle" egg!
  • Fox proof the chicken home.
  • Protect your hens from the cold in winter - a wind proof, warm roosting area in winter. Can insulate the area with bubble wrap. Jumpers if there are lots of body feathers lost or in temperatures are less than 10 degrees.
  • In summer provide shade and COLD water to drink. Add an ice block to the water on cold days.
  • Hens enjoy 1 on 1 human cuddling – if they feel safe!
  • Get chicken nappies - or make a chicken nappy and bring the hens indoors to play.
  • Chickens are so intelligent and easy to train, and have unique personalities.
  • it is essential to have a good chicken vet for your chickens
  • Be proactive take one hen to The chicken vet in Burwood and get testing and advice for your whole flock
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