people who use Oxine

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tiki244, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I found it on some places for about $35 a gallon. I found it at www.revivalanimal.com for $25. It looks like the same stuff, but they say you have to add citric acid to it to activate it. Could some one tell me a little bit about this, how they use it, and maybe check that site to see if it is the same stuff? And where do you get it at?
     
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  2. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never heard of having to activate Oxine! That's odd. Personally, I'd save the hassle of doing it wrong and pay the extra $10.
     
  3. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, First State Vet Supply has it on sale right now, $23 + shipping for 1 gallon.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You may want to read this article about Oxine. I think Amazon.com has it cheaper than some, but First State is also a great place to get things like this.
    http://www.shagbarkbantams.com/oxine.htm
     
  5. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    The only time you have to activate it is when you have a real big bad 'bug problem'(germs), I put it in my birds drinking water, keeps the yuk down in my water. I've got well water.

    I get mine for culter, they have the best price for me if you add in shipping
     
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  6. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Thanks for all the good advice [​IMG] I plan on using it for prevention of problems, utting it in the water and spraying it in your birds cage at a show.
     
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    fourfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you activate it, I believe then it can be harmful to you and you should wear a mask. I just use it per FirstState's instructions or Cutler's Supply for mixing it appropriately. One important thing that I have found....the plastic jug that it comes in does NOT hold up over time and will start leaking out the bottom. I talked to the company about this and they just said to place the jug in a pie plate or something. Well, I didn't want to waste any so have taken to transferring it to a glass wine jug (empty of course).
     
  8. maymiegirl

    maymiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. It is exactly the same thing. Follow the directions exactly.
     

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