Medicine Chest Supplies for Chicks and Chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CutestChickenFarmer, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. CutestChickenFarmer

    CutestChickenFarmer Songster

    Jun 26, 2007
    I came across this on another chicken site (hope I'm not infringing on any copyright laws!) and thought it might be good to post here:

    * Alcohol
    * Apple Cider Vinegar
    * Auromycin/terramycin-tetracycline type antibiotics-follow label directions. Use if the whole flock might have the sniffles.
    * Baby shampoo- for chicks, when they get wet on the bottom and get that sticky chick start gunk underneath. Just be sure to hold their little heads above the water.
    * Bag Balm - for leg mites, also use on comb and wattles to aid in frostbite prevention.
    * Ball Pickling Lime-for wounds. It dries it up and deters infection and flies.
    * Betadine Solution-for cuts and scrapes
    * Bleach-use for cleaning every thing, including visitors
    * Blood Stop Powder (Quick Stop),Sugar, (it also helps in fighting infection.),Styptic Powder or flour to stop blood flow.
    * Boots, coveralls, or coats that you do NOT wear anywhere but to the coop. Sanitize the boots with Lysol (or other disinfectant virucide) once a week.
    * Camphophenique- topical antiseptic
    * Cat Food-Dry, 30-40% Protein, used to increase protein to ward off feather eating & cannibalism. Usually protein problem, use only a couple of times a week when necessary. Dry cat food can also be used during molt to up protein levels to aid in new feather production.
    * Cat Claw nail clippers for trimming toe nails
    * Cayenne pepper-natural wormer-also used as feed top dress when birds are sneezing or turkeys present with sulphur yellow poop indicating blackhead or similar bug.
    * Colloidal Silver-added to water to help fight off infections.
    * Corona (small yellow and black can) for any cuts, bruises, or other injuries.
    * Cotton balls, Cotton swabs and/or Q-Tips
    * Diabetic syringes-used for giving injections. Can also be used without needle to administer oral medications.
    * Digital Camera
    * DE Diatomaceous Earth
    * Dubbing shears-sharp (1 pr each, curved and straight)
    * Epsom Salt - flush for botulism
    * Eyedropper
    * Eye ointment with saline solution
    * First Aid Tape
    * Fish oil gel caps-for general good health. Squirt it on feed. Can also use tuna as a healthy treat.
    * Fishzole - for blackhead (turkeys & pea fowl)
    * Gallamycin injectable- A 1/2cc dose will cure a sick bird over night, cool stuff!
    * Garlic-feed additive
    * Gun powder/for attitude, camp ax/for too much attitude
    * Hydrolyzed garden lime in powder form for treating runs & surrounding areas if blackhead is prevalent in your area. This changes the PH & helps remove risk of blackhead.
    * Iodine stuff w/tea tree oil in it. Good stuff for wounds
    * Ivomec Eprinex Cattle Pour-On-1/4 cc for bantam and 1/2 cc for large sized fowl. Use a syringe with needle removed and administer directly to the chickens skin (not feathers) at the back of the neck, right behind the head.
    *Levamisole- (tetramisole) treats Capillary worms, Gape worms, Wide variety of nematodes-10 ml per gallon of water-1 day only. Affects the nervous system of the parasite, paralyzing the worm.
    * Molasses - flush for botulism
    * Neosporin-cuts
    * Oxine for treating birds & coops in event of any nasty outbreak. Also use it to clean the brooders & incubator.
    * Oyster shell-crushed, available free choice for added calcium
    * Pam cooking spray or some other spray on oil, olive oil for leg mites and scale problems
    *Panacur - general wormer-follow label directions
    * Pedialyte-used to restore electrolytes and hydration to dehydrated chickens
    * Penicillin - injectable
    * Pipe stem cleaners - for making shoes for chicks with curled toes caused by incubation problem & for treating splay leg.
    * Razorblades
    * Red Cell-small bottle (*Red Cell should be available at any feed store that sells stuff for horses and cows. Red Cell is a blood fortifier and should be used very sparingly as too much is bad, but for an injured animal it really gives a boost.) .
    * Rifle with a long distance scope for sneaky dogs and raccoons!
    * SAND play sand, very important for them to dust and help keep down the buggies! Chickens need to dust bathe to get rid of “stickies” on their feathers.
    * Sevin Dust 5% - over Bag Balm when treating for leg mites. 5% Sevin is also 'lightly' added to sand for dusting & after coops & nestboxes are cleaned before new shavings. Sevin dust is an effective parasite control.
    * Sewing needle & cotton quilting thread, for administering stitches
    *Sulmet - coccidiostat to treat coccidiosis-use exactly according to label directions. (various brands:Albon, Corid, Corid Amprovine, Di-Methox, Sulfaquinoxoline, Sulmet Oblet, Bovatec Premix, & Deccox) –Only treat for Cocci if fecal exam warrants. Coccidostats are very hard on the chickens system.
    * Surgical gloves - makes cleanup easy
    * Sweet PDZ - this helps in runs & under raised cages. Neutralizes ammonia smell fast. It's bio-degradable & non caustic unlike lime.
    * Terramycin eye ointment
    * Tweezers
    * Tylan - powder form very effective
    * Tylan 50-injectable- reserved for pets only when all else has failed & culling the next step
    * Vaccinate for Coryza and ILT if you exhibit your birds at shows
    * Vet Rx-for colds, sniffles, congestions, general respiratory aid
    * Vetwrap
    * Virucidal cleaner-Use for cleaning every thing, including visitors
    *Vitamins & Electrolytes powder (or Gatorade)
    * Vitamin K tablets- tablets are given 1/2 hour before dubbing to minimize blood loss, and K and Colloidal Silver (a great antibiotic for people and animals, both internal and external) is available at health food stores or vitamin shops.
    * Wazine 17 (piperazine) - wormer for Round worms-follow label directions
    * WD 40-spray the coop with it for buggies.
    * Wonder Dust – Antibiotic dust-the first thing I grab for injuries, usually nothing else needed once I use this and I've treated some very nasty injuries.
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  2. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    Man.who knew there was SO much in chicken care.thank you for the information....
  3. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    I am sure all that stuff has its place, but if you tried to figure all that you could go crazy. I have been around chickens for well over fifty years and never had ti use most things on that list. I am not saying that don't have a use. Using some of that stuff on the list without a vets go ahead and you will be replacing your flock. Now as for the alcohol of it is in the form of brandy, before you do anything but call a vet pour some over the rocks and wait.

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