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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tarheelnm, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. tarheelnm

    tarheelnm New Egg

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    I have a flock of 15 chicken pets here in the desert of southern New Mexico. Right now it's 105 and hard to keep the girls cool. Since I live back of beyond, does anyone have an online site for ordering some of this stuff like Waxine, VetRx, and Poultry Protector? My flock is all healthy, but yesterday I adopted a chicken that was hanging around a neighbor's yard. It has lost about 3/4ths of its feathers on the neck, back and wings, but otherwise seems strong and is now eating well. I have her separated from the other chickens, but wonder if anyone could suggest some meds or supplements that might help. The girls are fed 20% pellets, a little scratch, and lots of fresh food including fruit, veggies, greens, flax seed, oatmeal, etc. I'm hoping the feather loss is due to stress, heat, roosters and/or malnutrition, but any advice would be appreciated.
    Lynn in NM
     
  2. feliciamckee

    feliciamckee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you not get those from Tractor Supply? Or is it by perscription only???

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    You will love it here!
     
  3. tarheelnm

    tarheelnm New Egg

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    Thanks for your reply. I suppose there could be a Tractor Supply in El Paso, but it's a 150 mile round trip, and I don't get there often. That's why I thought an online place would be helpful in my case. Haven't hit on anything yet.
     
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    Jerseycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Deweydoodledo Out Of The Brooder

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    Deweydoodledo Out Of The Brooder

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    I know you can buy VerRx at Amazon.com too.
     
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    I like mypetchicken.com
     
  8. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Lynn--- Welcome!


    Here is a link to a vet supply I use....they are very good....

    http://www.jefferslivestock.com/search.asp?camid=LIV&ss=vetrx&search-submit=GO

    That is the VetRx page---but there are pages of good 'stuff'.

    El Paso is a long way to go.... Where ever you buy your feed (hopefully pretty close to home) may also have supplies--sometimes I see something in the vet catalog, purchase it and at a later time---I see it in the local feed store. We also live pretty far from 'civilization' and I love being able to get things via the internet.

    You are smart too to have things on hand. Good luck with the adopted chicken...she's lucky to have found a good home
     

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