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Table 4 Owner-reported flock health and medication characteristics for backyard chicken flocks in Finland

From: Questionnaire study and postmortem findings in backyard chicken flocks in Finland

Characteristics No. of flocks %
Flock’s health status (n = 178)A   
Excellent 97 54.5
Good 73 41.0
Fair 8 4.5
Poor 0 0
Symptoms during the last 2 years (n = 178)   
No symptoms 58 32.6
Sudden death 53 29.8
Respiratory illness 15 8.4
Diarrhea 32 18.0
Ectoparasites 55 30.9
Endoparasites 9 5.1
Problems in laying 16 9.0
Neurological signs 20 11.2
Wasting 15 8.4
Tumors 9 5.1
Adult bird mortality during the last year (n = 175)   
No mortality 67 38.3
<10% 85 48.6
10-20% 14 8.0
20-30% 4 2.3
30-50% 4 2.3
>50% 1 0.6
Bird/birds medicated during the last year (n = 178)   
Yes 42 23.6
No 136 76.4
Birds vaccinated (n = 178)   
Yes 1 0.6
No 177 99.4
Bird/birds checked by a veterinarian during the   
last year (n = 178)   
Yes 9 5.1
No 169 94.9
  1. AThe total number of participants that answered this question.