What all should a normal chicken keeper have?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Attack Chicken, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    I'm going to order from a poultry place that sells meds' and other poultry supplies. We already have DE food grade on order from our feed store. What medications/ injections and other supplies would a small flock carer should have?
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2009
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    The only thing I do for my chicks is to initially feed them Medicated Starter or Starter/Grower crumbles. It helps the chicks develop an immunity to cocci. I have not had any health issues. I may just have been lucky.
  3. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    I haven't had any health issues either. I just want to be prepared.
  4. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I'd probably order some BluKote or whatever they have for pecking. Most likely, someone will get pecked or get their feathers pulled sooner or later; good to be able to address it right away.

    I would also keep some Neosporin (triple antibiotic ointment) without the "caine" additive for pain, for minor wounds, and some plain old Vaseline for poopy butts. Not things you have to order, of course.

    I won't buy wormers or antibiotics unless I know the need them and know what kind they need.
  5. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    do chickens need injections? what kind?
    ive never doctored my chickens before.
  6. chickorama

    chickorama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2008
    Our flock got vaccinations for just Marek's disease, and they are all fine.
  7. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    There's normal chicken keepers??? I thought we were all crazy [​IMG]

    I agree with ddawn... , you may want to get an eye dropper or small syringe in case you have to get some sugar water or something down them.

    Nancy [​IMG]
  8. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    I know we aren't normal [​IMG] I heard some people keep pills and injections for their flocks incase they get sick like tylan 50 (I think) injectables. I was to know because I'm going to order soon.

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