Chicken cannibalism occurs due to bad habits of chicken. This is also one type of poultry diseases
. Causes, symptoms and remedy of chicken cannibalism are described below.
Causes of Chicken Cannibalism
- Keeping many chicken in the poultry house according to place is main cause of cannibalism.
- High temperature of brooder.
- Low flow of air in chicken house.
- Defective supply of feed and water.
- If the light of the house become very high.
- Small portion of mineral and protein in poultry feed.
Chicken Cannibalism Symptoms
- Behavior of chicken become unusual.
- Laying hen eat its own egg.
- Healthy chicken attack the weak chicken.
- They remove their own feather.
- They claw soil and litter with their toenail.
Chicken Cannibalism Remedy
- Serve the chicken balanced food regularly.
- If the chicken management become deteriorative then fix it.
- Cut the lips of chicken timely.
- If any symptoms can be seen in any chicken then separate it from the flock.
- Add mineral salt in chicken feed.
- Ensure proper supply of air, light and temperature.