Originally Posted by shortgrass
That's really great info! I wondered about using it(garlic) for external medicine, but whenever I type in 'garlic' and 'chicken' anywhere near each other, the search always comes up with recipes lol
As for the NuStock, would it still harden inside the body, or would the body start to reject the foreign object and regrow around it, eventually pushing it out, much like a splinter?
That is what I am wondering, whether it will harden inside - this is a deeper and larger puncture wound than I have ever seen. I poured the more liquidy part of the nustock in the wound, and that has too much pine tar oil to harden, but I was worried about the paste part making a cement cap on the wound.
However, I spent about an hour with the hen this morning and she was working hard on grooming. She was kind of nibbling on the edges of the nustock that had hardened. Her droppings are green and normal, but the white urate cap is yellow - which I think is from the sulphur she is ingesting. It is safe to ingest.
Originally Posted by beginnergirl
What natural first aide products do you guys recommend? I am new to chickens. Thanks!
Begiiner girl, there are three products I would not be without:
Molly's herbal wormer (google it!)
Blue Kote. Blue kote is an antiseptic spray with genitian violet, and it turns abrasions, minor injuries, etc purple. That keeps other chickens from pecking at the red spot, which can quickly lead to cannibilism .
I keep garlic, brewers yeast, ACV on hand too.