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Chicken Veterinary Information

Chicken Veterinary Information

The Chicken vet see’s pet and backyard chickens on a daily basis.  The poultry vets are trained to treat medical and surgical conditions in pet chickens.

Chicken Vet – Metal toxicity

Chicken Vet Melbourne

Chicken Vet – chicken beak repair

Treated at the chicken vet -with two “broken” legs

Chicken Vet Melbourne

Treated at the chicken vet -with a broken beak – repaired by the poultry vets.

Chicken Vet -Bumble foot

Chicken vet treating pododermatitis at Chicken-vet-Melbourne

Chicken Vet Melbourne

Poultry  vet removing a pin from chicken with a broken leg at Chicken-vet-Melbourne

Finding a poultry vet or chicken vet and establishing a relationship with them is imperative for your pet chickens or backyard flock.  A chicken’s anatomy is quite different, so they need different chicken veterinary specialized care, administered by a qualified avian veterinarian. As we eat the eggs our pet chickens lay the poultry vets should be able to treat your backyard layers with medications that are safe for people to. If you are a new laying hen owner it is likely that you have many questions about what to look for in a chicken vet. There are a few basic steps that can be taken to ensure that the poultry vet doctor you choose is equipped to provide your chicken flock with excellent chicken veterinary care.

Locating a chicken vet

Sometimes the hardest part about choosing a veterinarian that knows poultry is locating one. Three ways of finding a vet for your chicken are:

  • Doing an internet search
  • By word of mouth from other backyard bird owners
  • From your local regular non avian vet.

The avian vets at Bird Vet Melbourne can help you keep your backyard hens healthy and supply you with medication for common chicken diseases that are suitable for laying birds and have no with holding period – so no eggs are wasted.   From antibiotics for chickens to medications for chicken worms, poultry coccidiosis, and external lice and mites that affect chickens – especially at night.