The Chicken Health Handbook (Paperback)

By Gail Damerow, Jeanne Smith (Foreword by)

Storey Publishing, LLC, 9780882666112, 400pp.

Publication Date: January 6, 1994

List Price: 19.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Healthy chickens are happy chickens. This one-of-a-kind reference book covers the health problems that plague chickens of all breeds and ages. Practical charts identify common symptoms and causes of infection, while an alphabetic listing of diseases provides advice on treatment. You’ll find helpful descriptions of troublesome ailments of all types, from poor egg production to crooked toe syndrome. Practical remedies and gentle preventative care measures will help your beloved flock stay happy, healthy, and safe.

About the Author

Gail Damerow has written extensively on raising chickens and other livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural know-how in more than a dozen books, including the best-selling Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens, The Chicken Encyclopedia, The Chicken Health Handbook, and Hatching and Brooding Your Own Chicks. Damerow is a regular contributor to Backyard Poultry, Countryside, and Rural Heritage magazines. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, where they operate a family farm with poultry and dairy goats, a sizable garden, and a small orchard. 

Praise For The Chicken Health Handbook

“This book is the best guide to chicken health.  The practical charts it contains will help you pinpoint common symptoms and the cause of disease.  An alphabetic listing of diseases provides quick access to treatments and remedies for nearly any poultry ailment.” – American Small Farm