Emergency kit?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Robin L, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Robin L

    Robin L Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im wanting to get a kit together for the chickens and I was wondering what I should have in it? Any help will be appreciated!
     
  2. SandyNest

    SandyNest Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm sorry I don't have any info to help with this, but just wanted to add that I will be interested in knowing this also, and will be keeping an eye on this post for a good answer. Thanks for the question!
     
  3. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Not in any particular order... This is what what we have in our poultry medicine chest.... not just for ER situations.

    Flock health history journal
    Avian vet's phone number
    Lanolin - Food grade - protect combs, wattles from frostbite, for leg mites
    Tea Tree Oil- antiseptic, germicide, fungicide pain killer
    Aloe vera gel - skin rash, scratches near eyes
    Apple cider vinegar w/mother
    Cayenne pepper
    Turmeric
    VetRx or Eucalyptus Oil - for congestion, respiratory
    VetRap - hold gauze or pad in place on wound
    Epsom Salts - soak wounds, injuries or flush for botulism
    Saline
    Q-tips
    Gauze
    Pads
    Cotton towels
    Disposable gloves
    Needless syringes or medicine droppers
    Heat lamp & bulb
    Mirror
    Heating pad
    Flashlight & batteries
    Bach Flower Essences Rescue Remedy - for stress due to injury
    Calendula ointment - for cuts
    Vitamins & Electrolytes
    Beeswax
    Tweezers
    Small sewing kit with cotton thread w/needle threader
    Hydrogen peroxide - cleanse & remove debris from wounds
    Vaporizer
    Oxine ah

    And I always have honey and garlic on hand. Either can be used on wounds.

    Edited for spelling...
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2008
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Try using the search function (in the blue banner bar, above) for "first aid kit" in the Emergencies/Diseases/Injuries/Cures section, you will find a number of older threads with valuable suggestions.

    Good luck,

    Pat
     
  5. Robin L

    Robin L Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you keljonma and Pat. I dont know why I didnt think to do a search for it.
     
  6. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    What is the cayenne pepper for?
     
  7. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    The cayenne is a hot pepper which has had a long history of use in herbology. Its active ingredient is capsaicin. When taken internally it can warm the body, raise metabolism, improve weak digestion and increase circulation. Cayenne may also have some supportive activity as an antimicrobial to help control infections such as pneumonia.

    Added to apple cider vinegar and water for respiratory problems, a natural wormer (preventative), can be used as pain reducer (if not using aspirin), help with coccidoisis, if given early enough.
     

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