Posted on: 14 June 2016
Coccidiosis is a potentially fatal condition that affects backyard chickens, with newborn chicks being particularly susceptible. Although it's a relatively common problem, coccidiosis can be prevented by good flock and environmental management. Read on to find out how to keep your chooks safe from coccidiosis.
What causes coccidiosis?
Coccidiosis is caused by microscopic protozoan organisms called coccidia. Coccidia live in the soil that forms the floor of chicken runs and coops, proliferating readily during spells of wet weather.