Supplies to have on hand - chime in please!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Ema, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. Ema

    Ema Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
    So I live far from the nearest co-op but I am planning a trip in a few days. Apart from feed and bedding, and DE can anyone tell me what other supplies I should have on hand for my chickens? Vitamins? meds?
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Vet Rx is always nice to have on hand.
    Poultry dust for when they are older if mites or lice rear their ugly heads.

    extra waterers/ feeders etc...

    When they are babies I use A LOT of paper towels as bedding for the first 2-3 weeks.
  3. Sportsterjeep

    Sportsterjeep Creekside Acres Farm

    Jun 1, 2010
    Mill Hall PA
    poly visol- infant vitamin drops without iron
    gatorade or pedialite
    egg cartons, stock up and have friends and family do the same
    Apple Cider Vinegar(ACV) for in the waterer
    Coop light bulbs, stupid things tend to burn out when you don't plan on going to town
    And most importantly, bacon.....goes well with eggs in the morning [​IMG]
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Water soluble antibiotics
    Nustock for wounds
    Sevin dust for mites
    Playchick magazine for your roosters!
  5. abooth

    abooth Chillin' With My Peeps

  6. pontoosuc

    pontoosuc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2010
    Richmond, MA
    thermometer, baby grit, regular grit. shavings or bedding, did somebody post feed? starter, grower, layer? my first treat for the girls was white millet and then they really started to enjoy when I came to clean out the house.
  7. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

    Jun 11, 2010
    York PA
    Playchick magazine??!! LOL :)
  8. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2010
    Knoxville, Tn
    Extra bedding of whatever you use...
  9. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    Extra bulbs and extention cords. Lots of paper towels.
  10. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    Blue Kote.

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