chicken essentials

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Lynette, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Lynette

    Lynette Songster

    I don't know if anyone else has ever asked this question, but what are some supplies for all chicken owners that you wouldn't go without? For example, for mites or lice or if one of you chickens is under the weather, etc.
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Asprin is a must. Chickens are good at trying to kill themselves. I had one hook herself on a nail, so I gave her aspirin for pain and she recovered fully.

    Vitamins and Electrolytes - If you have a weak chick, but I also occasionally will put it in the waterers of my adults.

    Organic Apple Cider Vinegar - good for them, has to be the stuff with the Mother in it. Never put it in a metal waterer though. Also keeps the waterers from getting slimy as quickly. 1 TBSP per gallon of water.

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