putting together a bird ER kit

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by evonne, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. evonne

    evonne Songster

    Oct 5, 2009
    Las Vegas
    is there a link anywhere to an already made list???
    i want to put anything i may need for self treating my birds into a rubbermaid box....
    i also want another one.. or a bigger one to put the bird stuff into that will hve stuff for my goats and donkey...

    things i need to know.....

    any meds that i can get that are good to have on hand.. and in simple terms what they are used for...
    like ivermectin for lice/mites
    vaccinations i should have on hand to give new birds?

    what i already want to put in the box

    lighbulbs for brooder
    hairdryer for emergency warm up or drying...
    vet tape
    superglue or liquid bandaid
    drinking straws and toothpicks for splints

    i'll edit this first post as you guys help me add to it so it can be referenced later and be easy to get the basic info...
    thanx in advance for your help...

  2. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    I don't have alot of knowledge on the medical for the chickens.
    But I stock in a tote the following:

    Superglue (most wounds can be sealed with this.)
    Rooster Booster Powder water soluable (vitamins, Electrolytes with lactbacillus)
    Probios-Probios is used:

    To provide a source of live, naturally occurring microorganisms
    To maintain a healthy microbial balance in animals
    To supplement desirable organisms in newborn animals
    During incidences of scours
    At weaning and other diet changes
    During and after antibiotic therapy
    At calving (freshening)
    During periods of enviromental stress (cold,heat)
    For incoming feedlot and stocker cattle
    During hospital treatment
    To help maintain appetite
    As part of a health maintenance program
    Along with ionophores

    Antibodic Ointment- various otc

    Bitter Apple (anti pick/peck)

    hope this helps.
  3. lngrid

    lngrid Songster

    What a fantastic idea! When chicken-keeping becomes legal here I'm going to do the same thing!

    I don't know much about chickens but I have a little experience with emergency preparedness. I've found it a good idea to make note of which items need to be checked or rotated out so that you aren't dealing with dried-out Superglue in the middle of a crisis. I mean, light bulbs are fine but do the vitamins have a shelf-life? It might be helpful to mark expiration dates on the outside of the packages and then get in the habit of checking the box for every month or so for "oldies."

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