Bile abscess

Root cause:

Injury to the sole of the foot (eg walking on pointed stones, splinters) and germs entering the wound

 

Symptoms:

Knobs between the toes or on the balls of the feet, limping, lame, limping, if left untreated, the infection can lead to death

 

Treatment:

The vet cuts open the abscess and clears it out. Alternatively, you can also first soften the foot in Betaisadona and cut the abscess yourself and completely empty it. A relief bandage with antibiotic ointment is then put on, which must be changed daily.

Prevention:

No split or gravel in the spout, change litter regularly, round off perches

Laying emergency

Root cause:

Broken eggs in the laying intestine of the hen due to incorrect handling, oversized egg yolk, lack of nutrients,

Symptoms:

Penguin keeping, heavy pressing, rapid breathing, restlessness, later circulatory problems

 

Treatment:

The veterinarian removes the egg residue or the entire egg. It is important to act quickly.

Prevention:

You only have an influence on an optimal nutrient supply and you shouldn't catch and carry pullets unnecessarily, since they often lay thin-shelled eggs at the beginning of the laying activity.

Goiter constipation

Cause: Too much, spoiled, too hard, fermenting, swelling feed, long blades of grass - all of these can cause goiter blockages.

Symptoms:

Either soft, fermenting full goiter or hard goiter, panting, drowsiness, weariness, lying

 

Treatment:

Please don't try it yourself. You can gently massage the goiter and see the nearest veterinarian. This decides on the treatment. In many cases, only anesthesia and the cut in the goiter help to help the animal.

Prevention:

Do not offer fermenting and swelling feed (e.g. bread), do not feed grass clippings

Chamber freezes

Cause: Temperatures from freezing, cold and humid house climate

Symptoms:

The crest of the rooster first turns gray at the tips, then black, and the points fall off. Painful.

 

Treatment:

No way. You cannot treat frostbite.

Prevention:

As soon as it starts to freeze permanently and the temperatures drop below zero, you can rub the crest and wattles of the cock with cold protection ointment (e.g. marigold petroleum jelly). This protects against frostbite, but must be repeated every two days at the latest. Important: Do not use water-based Vaseline or such ointments. That would promote frostbite. On appropriate petroleum jelly it says "for cold protection".

poisoning

Root cause:

Pesticides, fertilizers, pickled grain, chemicals, ergot in rye, mold in the feed, raw potatoes, potato sprouts, ivy

Symptoms:

Cramps, drowsiness, poor circulation, fatigue, gagging

 

Treatment:

Treatment is usually not possible. The animal dies very quickly.

Prevention:

Always keep poisonous feed, fertilizer etc. out of reach for chickens. Usually chickens do not consume poisonous plants, but this instinct alone should not be relied on.

Note:

I recommend having an autopsy after poisoning, for example at the Rhein-Ruhr-Wupper chemical and veterinary examination office. The cost factor is around 20 euros to find the cause of death. So you can remove the triggering factor.