First aid kit for Chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jolyn, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. Jolyn

    Jolyn Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    After reading a few posts about injuries and emergencies i was wondering if we could start a thread about what would be good to have in a first aid kit for our chickens. I would just like to know what i should have on hand in case mine gets injured. What works the best and where can i get it...etc etc...

    Thanks for any info,
  2. DarkUnicorn

    DarkUnicorn Songster

    May 12, 2008
    Walden, NY
    I've seen several posts about flushing with Saline Solution...

    I just lucked out in a way. My mom just got finished with at home I.V. medication (I was in charge of that) We have a few left over syringes of prefilled 10 cc Saline solution for flushing the lines. Marked good for another year for humans.... Those where quickly hidden before she tossed those!

    Got some of the little alcohol pads too... I'm thinking Kids and birds.
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
  4. Jolyn

    Jolyn Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    Thank you for the links and the advise.
  5. Jenski

    Jenski Songster

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    K.J. Theodore of Shagbark Bantams writes a lot of interesting articles about chicken health that I have found valuable ~ below is a link to her article on chicken first aid kits:

    Hope that helps as well! Thanks to Tuffoldhen and Buffhooligans for providing links, too!

    Jen in TN

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