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Healthy Chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by CrazyChookLady5, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. CrazyChookLady5

    CrazyChookLady5 Songster

    Dec 6, 2013
    Australia, NSW
    I'm just wondering about some cheap way to keep my chickens healthy. I want my chickens to be getting protein, calcium, vitamins and all those kinds of things, I buy layers feed, oyster shell and food scraps, so would that have everything my chooks need to be healthy or are they lacking something
    thanks for your help

  2. Shalom Farm

    Shalom Farm Chirping

    Nov 23, 2013
    So long as you're buying layer ration, oyster shell, and an occasional treat for their happiness, there is little else they "need". I would, however, keep on hand a few extra things to help keep them healthy.

    Have a little first aid kit with:
    Iodine, peroxide, or other mild antiseptic;
    triple antibiotic cream without painkiller,
    Sterile gauze,
    Band-aids (large square and regular size),
    Vet wrap,
    Bleed stop,
    Wound Kote, or other wound dressing
    Electrolytes and vitamins

    Keep waterers as spotless as possible. ACV helps or cleaning it by means of soaking in dilated bleach or vinegar. Also, look into have a small variety of wormers in the event of an infestation. I would research the wormers available to you and on here, and draw your own preferences.

    All of this can be assembled over time and will just keep your chickens on the road to recovery if anything were to go bad.
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