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This is an excellent book!!,
This review is from: The Chicken Health Handbook (Paperback)
I have 30 bantam chickens, and I turn to this book all the time whenever I have a proplem. I highly recomend it for anyone that is or is going to raise chickens. Whenever you have a problem you just turn to the diognoses charts, match the symptoms and the age, and find out what it is. You then go the back and find the disease, and then it tells you how to treat it, prevent it, if there's any human health risk and much MUCH more!! It also tell you EVERYTHING else you need to know on how to raise them. I VERY highly recomend this book as well as Storys Guide To Raising Chickens by Gail Dammerow as well.
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Initial post: Jan 31, 2011 10:21:42 AM PST
I'm curious - does she discuss natural options, such as dichotomous earth for mites and things, or is it strictly conventional, offering only chemical/pharmaceutical treatments?
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012 12:02:25 PM PDT
C. Hart says:
Do you know if diatomaceous earth causes respiratory problems in chickens if mixed with bedding materials...ie. wood shavings, sawdust, or straw? I put it in with soil the chickens dust bathe in to help deter mites, ticks, fleas....but thought it might also help in the bedding. I worry though, about the chickens breathing dust. Would make me cough.
Also, do you know of reference or source books on natural ways, rather than chemical or pharmaceutical...to treat poultry health issues?
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012 9:40:02 PM PDT
I'm not aware of a good holistic book for chickens. However, you may want to join the organic chickens yahoo group - they have a lot of experienced chicken owners with great advice. I use ton's of DE in our coop, but it's mostly only airborne for about 10 minutes after I clean/change the coop wood shavings and I wear a face-mask while I do it. I do this while they're out and about mid-day and by evening it's settled and I've never seen it flying around at other times.
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