Diatomaceous Earth (DE) and Blu-Kote

The majority of comments removed from this group are for recommendations of the above two prohibited items. Here are a couple of group links on both items. Please note, this post is not here to start a debate, it is purely here to help members understand the risks of using them. Admin DE:https://m.facebook.com/groups/552851661524633… https://m.facebook.com/groups/552851661524633… https://m.facebook.com/groups/552851661524633…Continue reading “Diatomaceous Earth (DE) and Blu-Kote”

Medicine Cabinet

Here are the basics of what to have in your medicine cabinet for routine care and emergencies. Before purchasing medications/supplements, make sure you are able to store them properly and frequently go through what you have acquired to ensure nothing is expired. For minor wound care and minor abrasions (all major wounds should be assessed byContinue reading “Medicine Cabinet”

Vent Gleet (Cloacitis)

Cloacitis aka Vent Gleet is the inflammation of the cloaca caused by bacterial, viral, mycotic or parasitic infections. It can affect the gastrointestinal, reproductive and/or renal/urologic systems. Symptoms may include Decreased appetite Lethargy Changes in posture Tenesmus (difficulty passing feces) Hematochezia (fresh blood in feces) Diarrhea Flatulence Malodorous feces Decreased fecal production Picking/excess grooming aroundContinue reading “Vent Gleet (Cloacitis)”

Cloacal Prolapse

Cloacal prolapse is when the inner tissues of the cloaca protrude from the vent, exposing the intestines, cloaca and/or uterus. The cloaca is comprised of compartments: the largest is the coprodeum, the smallest is the urodeum, and the proctodeum. The coprodeum is responsible for communicating with the distal colon, the urodeum communicates with the distal uretersContinue reading “Cloacal Prolapse”


Coccidiosis is caused by a one celled parasite of the genus Eimeria. There are 7 strains of Eimeria that can affect chickens and 4 that affect turkeys. Chicken Coccidia species: Eimeria acervulina, Eimeria maxima, Eimeria tenella, Eimeria necatrix, Eimeria mitis, Eimeria brunetti, Eimeria praecox Turkey Coccidia species: Eimeria adenoeides, Eimeria meleagrimitis, Eimeria gallopavonis, Eimeria dispersa The lifeContinue reading “Coccidiosis”