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Chicken Diseases Help - A Quick Guidebook on Chicken in Sickness and Health [Kindle Edition]

Norman Nelson
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Farming chickens for fresh eggs and meat has been a way of life for people all over the world, for thousands of years. As economic problems have increased over time, more of us are seeking ways to supplement our food provisions with healthy and affordable alternatives, like raising small flocks of chickens in our backyards.

Chicken Diseases Help is a comprehensive book for maintaining good health in your chickens, providing readers with symptoms, causes, preventative measures and treatments for the most common diseases & sicknesses that can negatively affect the health of your flock, their offspring, egg production, and egg and meat quality.

This guidebook covers 30 of the most common infections and diseases occurring in chickens caused by: bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses, and provides readers with simple steps for keeping their chickens and homes healthy.

Below is a quick list of most common chicken diseases for your references:

- Aspergillosis
- “Bird Flu” or Avian Influenza, HPAI -highly pathogenic avian influenza
- Blackhead Disease, Blackhead or Histomoniasis
- Botulism
- “Bumblefoot” or Ulcerative Pododermatitis
- Campylobacteriosis
- Coccidiosis
- Erysipelas, “Holy Fire”
- Fowl Cholera
- Fowl Pox
- Fowl Typhoid
- Gallid or Avian Herpesvirus 1, GaHV-1“Avain Infectious Larynogotracheitis, or LT”
- Gapeworm, Red Worms, or Syngamus Trachea
- Infectious Bronchitis, IB
- Infectious Bursal Disease, IBD, or Gumboro
- Infectious Coryza, IC, Coryza, Roup
- Lymphoid Leukosis
- Marek’s Disease, Marek’s Disease Virus, MDV, Gallid herpesvirus 2, GaHV-2
- Monilasis, Candidosis, Yeast Infection, or Thrush
- Mycoplasmas
- Newcastle Disease, NDV
- Necrotic Enteritis
- Psittacosis, Parrot Disease, Parrot Fever, Ornothosis, Avian Chlamydiosis, or AC
- Pullorum Disease, Salmonella Pullorum, “White Diarrhea”
- Red Mite, Poultry Mite, Dermanyssys Gallinae
- Scaly Leg, Knemidokoptosis
- Toxoplasmosis
- Trichomoniasis, Canker, Frounce
- Ulcerative Enteritis
- Yolk Sac Infection, Omphallitis


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  • File Size: 570 KB
  • Print Length: 73 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007YNEN8Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #628,327 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ITs good but limited. June 1, 2012
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This is a good basic overview, its detailed enough for someone just starting out with chickens and as its fairly small book it is easy to find what you are looking for, but if you are going to have more then 2 or 3 laying hens, I would recommend a more detailed book for overall care.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars handy compilation May 18, 2012
By Mei
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This short book of 1298 locations (app. 58 pages) can be read in half an hour or so. The information in this book is also available online. Most of the information can be found on Wikipedia and sites on poultry (just type 'poultry disease' in your search engine and you'll find several sites). Those sites contain more information than this book.

(Update, 31 july 2012: I got this book when it was offered for free (temporary as a promotion) and I'm glad I did not pay the 9,99 or 13,79 dollars this booklet now costs, I don't think it is worth that much money. As I said: all the information in this little book can be found on the net, and then you'll have pictures with it, making it easier to understand than just text.)

If you find it handy to have a booklet on your e-reader with a review of 32 chicken diseases (symptoms, causes and treatment) and what you can do to prevent disease, this book might be a good choice. It is a reference-book that tells you about symptoms etc in a way that is easy to understand.

There are no pictures in this book (except the one on the cover), so if you like to see a picture of the ailment -for example: 'Scaly Leg' is very clearly visible on a picture-, you may want to buy another book on chicken diseases, or combine this book with pictures you can find online.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I am new to raising chickens, I kept a small clutch of chicks recently before they went to a friends farm (nothing like rearing a small clutch for both awareness and very good socialization of the birds.)

I recommend skimming this ebook so as to be familiar with the various common illnesses and aware prior to getting chickens to be on the alert for changes in the birds. We didn't experience any problems, but it's always good to raise awareness levels. You'll want to google for images and further information, just consider this as the quick reference guide on your Kindle or tablet.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding book on chickens and their possible diseases. September 18, 2013
By Peggy
Format:Kindle Edition
I was truly overwhelmed with this book. Mr. Nelson, I can not thank you enough for your enlightenment on raising chickens and what illness to watch for. Everyone must take the time to read this book, rather your raising chickens or even contemplating raising chickens. Yes, it is very graphic, to see the explicit detail, but very educational as well. SHUG HOOKS
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