Chicken medicine chest?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by greenmulberry, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. greenmulberry

    greenmulberry Songster

    Jul 17, 2007
    Does anyone have recommendations for what to keep in a chicken medicine chest?

    I am looking for things that would be good to have on hand in case of an ill chicken, or a bad injury. I understand I would probably have to keep meds refridgerated and maybe replace them once a year, but I would like to have things on hand in case I need them.

    My farm store is inconvenient to get to, and often not well stocked. I lost a hen to illness last night. Someone had recommended that I start her on Terramycin, but it took me a while to get to the store, and then when I got there, they were out. So I feel really bad and think I should just make an order for whatever a chicken medicine chest should have, and then I won't let one of my girls down again.

    So I was going to order some Terramycin, but then I wondered what else would be good to have in the kit. My recent ill hen was my only experience with a sick chicken.
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2008

  2. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Songster

    May 1, 2008
    Great idea for this forum.
    I am a newbie. All I have is:
    alcohol & peroxide
    What more do I need?
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin

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