The Chicken Vet.

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Tim
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The Chicken Vet.

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I am very pleased to welcome our first poultry vet member to the Chicken's Health forum. Welcome Chicken Vet!

Whilst the advice users give on our forum is given in good faith to help one another out, it is true that sometimes we can all get things wrong (me included :oops: ). Chicken Vet, will be popping in from time to time to answer some of our queries and hopefully any misunderstandings can be cleared up which will certainly be a benefit to us all!

Where appropriate, Chicken Vet will suggest reading further information on the chickenvet website too - if you haven't already visited the Chickenvet website, I would recommend you take a look!

Tim.
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Thank you for the warm welcome Tim.

We very much enjoy reading the contributions made on your forum, there are some very interesting and informative comments made. We look forward to contributing and offering some veterinary advice when we can. Our website http://www.chickenvet.co.uk was born out of a growing demand for more information on how to maintain and treat poultry health. We have certainly been busy since our venture began!

Any post made by Chicken Vet is given to an administrator by a qualified poultry vet to post, or is posted by one of our team of qualified poultry vets. As Tim stated, we hope that we can clear up the occasional misunderstanding and generally offer some useful advice amongst the users, for the benefit and well being of our chickens.

- Chicken Vet
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Welcome to the forum Chicken Vet :D - What a great idea, especially as we have had a few forum members say that their own vets won't / can't treat chickens. (My vet is fab BTW- I'm sure he'd treat a ladybird if I took it in and he's reasonably priced too ;) ) I'm off to have a nose at the chickenvet site :P
I keep breeding groups of cream legbars, chamois poland bantams, mixed pekins, silver lace wyandottes, speckled sussex and white orpingtons!
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Hello pebojuno
Thank you for you welcome to Chicken Vet. :) We hope you have enjoyed looking at our site and found some of the information useful. We are continually adding to our list of Associated Veterinary Practices on our website - this is a list of vets who have a special interest in Chicken health and welfare.

We are in fact running our first training course for vets next weekend at our practice in Devon, we have had a fantastic response from vets all over the country wanting to learn more about common diseases and treatments. We are delighted to be involved in this new initiative and believe it will truly benefit many owners of chickens around the UK who currently find it difficult to find a vet with chicken knowledge.

Chicken Vet
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How refreshing to see you on the forum - here in my area the idea of treating a sick chicken is answered by hoots and laughter (although my local vet did provide me with antibiotics some years back when my flock was attacked by a couple of dogs).

When I asked our local agriculture university for information on worms and worming for our area they told me there were no acceptable wormers for laying hens at all, but not to worry, as worms aren't that much of an issue here!!! They cater to the large battery house crowd, and have had little useful information for me, although they're always kind.

Welcome!
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I am not aware of what part of the country you live but it is worth mentioning that The Chicken Vet has a network of associated practices around the UK . These practices have chicken friendly vet(s) many of them will have attended our veterinary CPD training courses in husbandry and diseases of domestic hens.

There is a great deal of fantastic information about worming here on the poultry keeper website, as well as on our Chicken Vet website if you ever want to read up on the topic. Worms and parasites are an important thing to consider when keeping poultry, as preventative measures are far better than curative.

Thank you again for the warm welcome, and please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have about the health of your chickens.
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can i mix flubenvet with porridge oats, as i know they will eat the lot i have 2 chooks,
and how much per feed

Many thanks Lin Walls
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lwalls wrote:can i mix flubenvet with porridge oats, as i know they will eat the lot i have 2 chooks,
and how much per feed

Many thanks Lin Walls
Mix with your usual feed, not porridge oats as porridge oats are not a balanced feed designed for chooks. ;)
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foxy wrote:
lwalls wrote:can i mix flubenvet with porridge oats, as i know they will eat the lot i have 2 chooks,
and how much per feed

Many thanks Lin Walls
Mix with your usual feed, not porridge oats as porridge oats are not a balanced feed designed for chooks. ;)
Use a bit of codliver oil to help wormer stick to the feed :-)07
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Ensuring your chicken coops wood is treated will prevent your chickens picking up diseases for example second hand coops that have well used wooden panels may lead to wood rot and can cause diseases to build up and can be passed on to your chickens.
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