firdt aid kit

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by erinm, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. erinm

    erinm Posting For A change

    Feb 24, 2007
    Central Massachusetts
    Hi! What would be anyones recommendations as to what I should have in my chicken first aid kit?
    Thanks. Erin M.
  2. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2007
    Saint George GA
    Good Question. I was kind of wondering that myself. It would be good to be prepared, cuz you know how stuff always happens after the stores are closed!!
  3. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    We had this same question on the other board and it was really helpful.
    This is what I suggest-
    A rabbit cage complete with feeder and waterer in case someone needs to be isolated.
    Vet RX
    Antibiotics that you can add to their water
    A small eyedropper or syringe
    Vet wrap (to bandage legs, etc)
    A heat lamp

    I'm having a "senior moment"... somebody add to my list! [​IMG]
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Carri...I think you about summed it all up...heat, bandages, meds....yup. Maybe good to keep Kayro on hand as well.

    I have Sulmet..(antibactiral med)...wound coat spray...( its purple, and looks great on the white hen! LOL ) Electrolyte with vitamin powder....neosporin...bandages..and always have 2 heat lamps..and a spare cage, for sick or injured ones.
  5. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
  6. erinm

    erinm Posting For A change

    Feb 24, 2007
    Central Massachusetts
    Thank you so much everyone for your great replies! I will be so prepared when I get my chickens thanks to this site! erin M.[​IMG]

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