On the morning of March 11, 1918 a Private at Fort Riley, KA reported to the hospital with flu-like symptoms. By noon over 100 fellow soldiers had joined him. It's believed these were the first cases of the 1918 influenza epidemic, later dubbed The Spanish Influenza. It spread quickly, traveling with US soldiers to the front. By the end of 1918 between 50-80 million people had died, making it even deadlier than WWI itself. (more from This Week in History: http://pinterest.com/popeggs/)
1. Make sure your chickens are receiving a balanced diet that includes protein, vitamins and minerals. 2. Make sure mash, scratch and pellets are kept clean and dry and not used after the expiration date. 3. Keep your coop cleaned out. 4. Keep water clean. Below are the most common diseases chickens suffer from, their symptoms, and how to prevent them.