Stickfast Fleas

Stickfast Fleas occur mainly in backyard chickens during the warmer months. Commercial poultry sheds use concrete flooring, so they have mostly eradicated the problem. They are small insects (about 1mm in size) that feed on the blood of poultry and stick to their skin, mainly the comb, wattles and above the eyes. They can also…

Pests and Diseases of Backyard Poultry

Chickens, like all birds, hide their illness from casual observation. This is a preservation technique designed to hide their weakened condition from predators. Unfortunately their illness is also hidden from us and we don’t realise how thin our birds have become until they are handled, or they are about to fall of the perch. To…