Only All Natural Chicken First Aid Kit Ideas

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by The Angry Hen, May 25, 2017.

  1. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello,

    I have been thinking.
    Oh, no! I had a thought. :p

    I am going to be building a fence area this summer.
    And my thought is that it is a good idea to have a first aid kit.

    Now, what I would like in my first aid kit is...
    Everything all natural.

    What is all natural things for a first-chicken-aid-kit? :D

    Okay, let me know!
    -The Angry Hen :frow
     
  2. Tlmcq

    Tlmcq Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Thyme and Basil good for respiratory tract health and recovery from respiratory illness, Nasturtium antiseptic and antibiotic properties seeds are deworming, lemon balm is antibacterial, Oregano boosts immune system helps fighter coli, salmonella coccidia,flu etc natural antibiotic.Cilantro is antifungal, chamomile for calming as well as Catnip for relaxant and sedative. Ginger is appetite stimulant and stress reliever...Peppermint, pumpkin seeds for worms and parasite control along with garlic. Dandelion immune support and high in calcium, chickweed for pain relief also high in nutrients vitamins and minerals and Plantain for wound care, imflamation and anti diarrheal..Those are a few...Hope this helps
     
  3. Tlmcq

    Tlmcq Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    And Dandelion are a super food as far as I'm concerned. It's very beneficial full of all kinds of good stuff...Got rid of snuffles in my rabbit using it too. These are things animals in nature will choose to eat when needed for illness.
     
  4. The Angry Hen

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    Wow, so many great ideas! I will try them!
    That is so much help, thank you! :)

    -The Angry Hen
     
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  5. Tlmcq

    Tlmcq Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    You're very welcome
     
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  6. The Angry Hen

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  7. Tlmcq

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    You can use dried or fresh herbs in nest boxes and dust baths to prevent those pesky bugs too... Hanging lavender helps it smell fresh and repel insects and has calming properties.mint can even repel rodents
     
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  8. Beatrice&Maple

    Beatrice&Maple Out Of The Brooder

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    I used this bumblefoot salve recipe from Fresh Eggs Daily and it was very effective:

    Herbal Bumblefoot Salve

    1/2 cup coconut oil
    1-2 springs fresh lavender
    1 bunch fresh sage
    5-6 sprigs fresh thyme
    1-2 sprigs fresh rosemary
    1 ounce beeswax pastilles
    1/8 teaspoon liquid vitamin E
    1/8 teaspoon powdered turmeric
    1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
     
  9. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    @Tlmcq, That, I never thought of.
    I like that idea. Thank you for these wonderful suggestions!

    Do you know if rosemary helps them with anything?
    Let me know! :)

    I have Rosemary that I am not currently using,
    I hope I can use it for them.

    -The Angry Hen
     
  10. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you,

    I use coconut oil, that I will have to try!

    -The Angry Hen

    P.S
    Thank you again for the recipe!
     

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