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Raising Chickens - Things to Watch Out For

ChickenSometimes chicks have a problem with 'pasting'.  This is when the vent area (or rear end) becomes covered with hardened droppings.  You will need to check for this often and use a moistened towel to clean it off.  Also remember that sanitation and hygiene are of the utmost importance.  Sometimes they can have parasites, called Coccidiosis, in their droppings so you want to make sure their food and water is clean and free of droppings and that they always have food so that they are not foraging in their litter.

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