meds for chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by missychicky, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. missychicky

    missychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a surprise recently about having to worm my chickens every 2-3 months and don't want any more. Are there any other annual meds/shots that chickens need?
     
  2. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, I haven't heard about worming every 2-3 months. My flock hasn't been wormed and they're over 13 months old. Are you sure you need to do it, that often???

    I don't think there are any required meds for backyard flocks. However, I like having a few things handy in an chicken emergency kit. General avian-style wound care, like betadine, vet-wrap, blu-kote, antibiotic cream, saline, etc.
     
  3. missychicky

    missychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I'm pretty sure. I looked it up and it was on one chicken site or another- don't remember what it was called.
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    I worm once every 8-10 months depending on the weather and how the chickens act in their daily routine. I dont think I'd be worming them every 2 or 3 months, it's not necessary.
     
  5. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Many many long-time chicken owners don't worm their chickens regularly, if at all.

    Personally, i keep on hand blue kote, neosporin without pain reliever, saline, Corid, and ivermectin paste.
     

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