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How to Treat Chicken Colds

How to Treat Chicken Colds

Chickens
Many breeds of chickens are well adapted to survive even in very cold climates. Their feathers provide excellent insulation and birds can fluff their feathers to create an even warmer coat. They can even tuck their beak or feet into fluffy feathers to keep those bare parts warm. On hotter days, chickens will position themselves to absorb the sun’s heat, and on cold nights, they will huddle in a tight group to share body heat. Chickens can even slightly lower their internal metabolism to better withstand cold spells. One of the challenging aspects of raising poultry is knowing when they are sick. Fortunately, chickens don’t catch colds as we humans do, but they are quite susceptible to viral respiratory diseases, with two being the most prevalent. Symptoms of a chicken cold can inc...