Do you have a chicken "first aid" box? If so, what do you keep in it?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shmccarthy, Jan 18, 2014.

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  1. shmccarthy

    shmccarthy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm looking to expand my chicken first aid box and I was curious as to what others keep in case of emergency. I have neosporin, Vaseline, gauze wraps, cotton pads, corid medicine, and apple cider vinegar in mine. What do you have in yours? What should I keep on hand?
     
  2. Triple Willow

    Triple Willow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great thread idea. I have just started trying to organize a box too.

    BluKote
    Blood Stop
    knife
    castor oil
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    These are my *must* medicines

    • 10% liquid Baytril (enrofloxacin)
    • 9.6% liquid Corid (amprolium)
    • 10% liquid Safeguard (fenbendazole)
    • Calcium gluconate
    • Fluconazole
    • Metronidazole

    -Kathy
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Also must have supplies for tube feeding all different sizes birds.

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    Sarevan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure everyone has a bunch of different things, these aree things I have found helpful so far. Some do the same thing as one doesn't always work the way you want it to. Good luck with your flock may it always be happy and healthy.

    Exam gloves
    Leather gloves - a roo taught me that
    Sugar in a baggy - for prolapse
    Honey in a small squeeze bottle - prolapse
    Old towel for wrapping the bird in
    Roll of vet wrap to secure down bandage
    An old dark colored sock to put over head and it helps calm them
    Vetricyn gel for wound care
    Tube feeding kit - I've used this a lot
    Sevin - mites and lice
    Valbazen for worming
    Kaytee baby bird food - for tube feeding
    Electrolyte packet
    Probiotic packets
    Saline for wound cleaning - from my old emt kit
    Baby asprin
    Popsicle sticks
    Corid
    Various sized syringes some with needles for injections
    Vaseline
    Small bottle of olive oil - so don't contaminate home use one
    Needle & thread - I may never use on chickens but in kit for other animals (stitch kit)
    Super glue to secure skin together - always leave a drain hole for wound
    Flour in a baggy to stop bleeding
    Styptic pencil to stop bleeding
    Blue kote
    A tub to soak bird in fits inside kitchen sink
    A small flashlight
    To wash bird Fairytales rosemary shampoo, helps repel lice on humans so has to help birds (right?) If nothing else they smell good for a bit while in house.
    Cardboard collapsible box
    Dog crate
    Bulb with heat reflector and clamp, same one used for brooding. But use different bulb for warmth.
    Neosporin
    Magnifying glass - check for bugs - they are hard to see sometimes! ( my eyes aren't that bad yet ;) )

    I save the trays that microwaveable family dinners and veggies come in, work great for sick bird feed tray as the plastic is fairly durable. I can toss them after the bird goes back out.
    Size is about 4x6 largest is like a 10x12 I use for all the birds mixed treat mash they get in late afternoon to help fill them up for a cold night.

    I am always adding and tossing things from the shelf I have set aside for the animals. A basket to carry out what I need. Never use them for anything else. Reading through the forums I always see something that I should have on hand or see something that many agree isn't the best to have.

    Things I want to get:
    Digital scale
    Tylan
    the meds that need to be injected under skin ( haven't needed them yet)

    Best thing to have. This forum to search or ask about the problem. OH and a camera to be able to post pictures with your post.
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Needles and syringes for giving medicine.
    Digital kitchen scale.
    Poultry dust.
    Supplies for making a box to send dead bird for necropsy.
    Betadine


    So many more things, lol, I'll take a look in my cabinets and compile a better list.

    -Kathy
     
  7. Triple Willow

    Triple Willow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Holy cow, I'm glad I go about things the "natural" way.

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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Ain't no natural way to treat e. Coli. or other life threatening diseases, IMO, lol.

    -Kathy
     
  9. Triple Willow

    Triple Willow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    True but there are lots of way to prevent them from happening in the first place.
     
  10. Triple Willow

    Triple Willow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What the heck do you do with those birds you give all that medicine? They wouldn't be good for eggs or to eat.
     
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