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Hi Guys!

 

I'm new here :)

 

I currently have 3 x 6 week old Cayuga ducklings and 4 x 6 week old Aylesbury ducklings and 2 x 1 week old emdenxtolouse geese.

 

I have kept ducks in the past but I feel like a newbie again!

 

What I want to know is what is in your first aid kits for your ducks? What are your necessities when it comes to home first aid?

 

I want to build a first aid kit for my ducks and geese and would love some input!

 

Especially since my ducks will be moving outside into the garden slowly over the next couple of weeks. I can't wait for the smell to be out of the house (as they are living in my office....with the free run!) but at the same time I don't want my babies to grow up and move outside permanently lol.

post #2 of 7

Hello and :welcome

 

Here's a link to search results for first aid kits.  Best of luck with your ducklings & goslings!  

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=first+aid+kit

Love my family...8 ducks, 4 cats, 2 dogs, a boyfriend, grown-up son & BYC lamps!

Check out new BYC photo contest:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1124563/official-byc-contest-post-your-best-poultry-dust-bathing-pics/0_30  

Helpful general duck info for newbies:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/256233/ducks-sticky-topics-index

Link to Metzer duck breed comparison chart:  http://www.metze...

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Love my family...8 ducks, 4 cats, 2 dogs, a boyfriend, grown-up son & BYC lamps!

Check out new BYC photo contest:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1124563/official-byc-contest-post-your-best-poultry-dust-bathing-pics/0_30  

Helpful general duck info for newbies:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/256233/ducks-sticky-topics-index

Link to Metzer duck breed comparison chart:  http://www.metze...

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post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks debs!!! Are the first aid kits people put together for chickens suitable for ducks too??
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Originally Posted by shiro5 View Post

Thanks debs!!! Are the first aid kits people put together for chickens suitable for ducks too??

 

Oh yes, sorry, I meant to mention that many of the same things are used.

 

Also meant to list the items I actually keep on hand.  (Wasn't awake enough when I originally responded. ;))

 

Vetericyn 

Poultry Nutri-Drench

Sav-a-chick vitamin & electrolytes 

baby aspirin

gauze pads

rolled gauze

vet wrap

Non-medicated triple antibiotic ointment

saline wash

tweezers

 

There are a few other things I can't recall.  I've had this stuff the entire time I've had ducks.  The things I've actually used are the antibiotic ointment, saline wash & Vetericyn.

Love my family...8 ducks, 4 cats, 2 dogs, a boyfriend, grown-up son & BYC lamps!

Check out new BYC photo contest:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1124563/official-byc-contest-post-your-best-poultry-dust-bathing-pics/0_30  

Helpful general duck info for newbies:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/256233/ducks-sticky-topics-index

Link to Metzer duck breed comparison chart:  http://www.metze...

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Love my family...8 ducks, 4 cats, 2 dogs, a boyfriend, grown-up son & BYC lamps!

Check out new BYC photo contest:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1124563/official-byc-contest-post-your-best-poultry-dust-bathing-pics/0_30  

Helpful general duck info for newbies:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/256233/ducks-sticky-topics-index

Link to Metzer duck breed comparison chart:  http://www.metze...

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post #5 of 7
@shiro5, welcome to BYC!

-Kathy
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Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

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Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

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post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thank you so much guys :)

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