Chicken Emergency kit

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Schloni23, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. Schloni23

    Schloni23 New Egg

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    Hi everyone! I am new to the site and a first time owner of 3 hens.
    I have been researching and have read about having an 'Emergency' kit on hand for unexpected illnesses or parasites. What do you all recommend keeping on hand for such events? I live in Central Florida if you need to know the climate. Any help or advice is appreciated !
    Thanks in advance![​IMG]
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC!

    Corid liquid for coccidiosis
    Safeguard liquid goat wormer
    Poultry dust for mites and lice
    Baytril for serious bacterial infections
    Metronidazole for necrotic enteritis and blackhead

    Research each one and decide what you think will be best for you.

    -Kathy
     
  3. Schloni23

    Schloni23 New Egg

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    Thank you Kathy! I am excited to join this group! Do any of these require prescription?
     
  4. Toddrick

    Toddrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kathy is a great help with meds! You don't need a prescription if you get bird, fish or farm animal meds (in the U.S.).

    I got what I could find at the local TSC recently:

    Corid powder (liquid would probably be better for dosing)
    Tylan injectable
    Wasine (shoulda got Safeguard instead I'm sure)
    Saline injectable
    General lube
    Blue-Kote

    And had to order:
    Baytril
    Valbazen
    Betadine
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2014
  5. andreanar

    andreanar Overrun With Chickens

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    I always keep some Vetericyn available.
     

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