So, what do you have in your chicken's first aid kit?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rosaleen, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Rosaleen

    Rosaleen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are your must have items in your flock's first aid kit?
     
  2. Davian

    Davian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Previously, I just had:

    Saline wash
    Iodine wash
    Vet wrap
    neosporin
    baby aspirin
    blu-kote
    oral syringes
    electrolyte mix

    After a recent injury, I now have:

    syringes (oral and injectable)
    penicillin
    needles (20 and 22 gauge)
    Vetericyn spray


    I have a ton of other basic first aid stuff in the house as I'm an avid hiker and like to be prepared...most of it has been used for animals at one time or another as it adapts to that usage.
     
  3. Reyvaughn

    Reyvaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Duramycin 10
    Vitamins & Electrolytes
    Corrid 20% Powder
    Sulmet
    Tylan 50 injectable
    Oxine AH
    Valbazen
    22 gauge needles
    Syringes
    Vet Wrap
    Neosporin
    Peroxide
    Blu-Kote
    Gauze
    Cotton Pads
    Bulb Syringe
     
  4. moodlymoo

    moodlymoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never thought to have a chicken first aid kit but now, I will by the weekend. Thank you guys and gals for posting this. I am new and so far no major things have happened. I do have a bottle of sulmet and a sav-a-chick packet but what is the other stuff and where can I get the needles and sutures for stitches? Thanks
     
  5. Reyvaughn

    Reyvaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Most of mine I got from TSC.
    Duramycin 10 (powdered antibiotic)
    Corrid 20% Powder (Cocci med)
    Tylan 50 injectable (antibiotic)
    Oxine AH (disinfectant with many uses - online purchase only)
    Valbazen (wormer - Valley Vet)
    22 gauge needles
    Syringes

    Forgot to add:
    Poultry Powder (live/mites)
    Sevin (lice/mites)
    vaseline (mites on comb, wattles, legs)

    My local TSC has sutures and needles, too. I'd go through Jeffers for most of your 'vet' type needs, though. Their prices are lower than most.

    I still need/want betadine wash, blood clotting powder, needles, sutures, probiotics, penicillin, neomycin soluble and baytril.
    With the issues I've been having, I like a well stocked chicken medicine cabinet. I'd rather be safe than sorry.
     
  6. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    SWAT it is for horses but is fine on chickens it keeps a wound covered.up and away from flys.
     

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