First aid kit to have on hand just in case. Anyone have one for sale?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Carolyn252, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Carolyn252

    Carolyn252 Mother of Chickens

    I know that I can go online and order a bunch of supplies myself, but wonder if any of my fellow BYC members have thought of putting together a kit of basic stuff and offering it for sale.
    I'd be interested in buying such a kit if it were available. There are several lists on BYC as to what should be in such a kit. I'm not experienced enough with chicken-keeping to know which items to get and which are rarely needed. I only have three hens, so don't need a ton of stuff.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I would stock poultry dust (and use it periodically in the coop) and BluKote for a minor injury, so the bird can stay with the flock. Wound care products I keep for myself anyway. Can't think of anything else I would stock, even for a much larger flock than 3 birds.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I've been working on my first aid kit for awhile now, the top of my list is Oxine, then poultry dust, wormers, I even have VetRX even though alot of people on here say it's no good. Also neosporin or generic, betadine, alcohol, poultry drench, electrolytes, I even have eye wash with boric acid. the list goes on.
     
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    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Now see, the second sentence is stuff I keep for me, or something similar, like in an emergency I'd use Gatorade for electrolytes. I have some wormer but will probably have to toss it and buy fresh next time. Homemade saline can be used for eye wash and can be made up in a few minutes; needs to be fresh anyway. I probably have some ophthalmic ointment lying around, bought for a dog or cat, but would use neosporin ointment in a pinch. I wouldn't put alcohol on anyone's broken skin. I prefer mild soap and water to clean a wound; doesn't kill tissue. I do like to keep peroxide to boil out a fresh deep dirty wound, but it goes out of date pretty fast, too. Examples of what I mean by, I have the stuff around for me anyway (and the grandkids.)
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    ddawn, neosporin can be put into the eyes? the alcohol is only for sterlization.
     
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    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup, believe it or not, regular Neosporin ointment can. I wouldn't try the cream, nor would I try the one with pain reliever, only because I don't know for a fact that they would be OK. Learned this little trick from a vet.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Thanks for the info I was going to buy som $20.00 stuff online for eyes but this sounds better.
     
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    Oh, if you're using alcohol as for giving a shot, to clean the skin and bottle, you can use Betadine for this, too, just use it full strength. It was developed as a surgical scrub; I think they still use it for this.
     
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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    good to know, why is betadine so expensive? here anyway.
     
  10. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Iodine is a must! I've got 3 different kinds: Betadine, iodine tincture, and Nascent iodine. The last form is safe enough to be ingested (I use it for myself too); the first 2 forms may NOT be ingested.

    The only ointment I use in eyes is: "Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Bacitracin Zinc Opthalmic Ointment", which you can buy from a vet.
     
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