What are "must haves" for a Chicken First Aid Kit?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by squeakyballs, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What things should always be kept on hand in case of medical emergencies?
     
  2. yankeedoodle300

    yankeedoodle300 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2011
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    I Would Like To know this too, and I'm Also posting for Popularity... [​IMG] Hope some one answers
     
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    A can or bottle of Blue Kote or other topical antiseptic. Preferably one that will make the wound non-red in color.

    A tube of antibiotic goo.

    A bottle of Corrid or other coccidostat. Some metranidazole if you have turkeys (for blackhead).

    Medication to deal with mites and lice.

    A sharp hatchet.
     
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  4. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    this is a list for ducks- which I would think would be mostly the same for chickens...

    I know I don't have 3/4 of this stuff on hand, but if you wanted to be overly prepared here it is:

    This is the list this thread has come up with so far:

    Wound Care
    Neosporin
    Gauze
    Vet wrap
    Waterproof medical tape
    Styptic powder or corn starch (or other bleeding-stoppin material)
    Moleskin pads (adhesive-sided bandages
    Saline
    Peroxide
    Iodine
    Vetericyn
    100% cotton thread and needle for stiches
    Blu-Kote (especially useful after drakes fight)
    Isopropyl alcohol (for sterilizing any tools, ect.)

    Medications
    Antibiotic eye drops
    Oral antibiotics (agramycin, amprolium, ect.)
    Baby asprin
    Ivermectin
    Terramycin eye ointment
    Terramycin, Baytril antibiotics (can be gotten from feed store)
    Oxine (Also used as a sterlization agent)

    Tools
    Tweezers (large and small fine points)
    1/2 inch rubber tubing
    Exacto knife and blades
    Tongue depressors (for splints)
    Small sharp scissors
    Scalpel
    Dentle picks
    Clean syringes (for medication administration or wound flushing)
    Q-tips
    Empty rx bottles to mix small amounts of solutions in to use with q-tips.
    Eyeglass or other really small screwdriver (for assisting with hatching and really small scissors like you would find in a sewing repair kit)

    Other important things to keep on hand
    Vitamin/ eletrolyte/ probiotic mix
    Apple cider vinegar with mother
    Epsom Salts
    Brewer's yeast - great for ducklings with weak legs, wry neck
    Poly Vi Sol infant vitamins without iron added

    Important Notes
    * See post # 27 on page 3 of this thread for an extensive example of a first aid kit.
    * Be sure to check the dates on all medications and ointments periodicly to ensure that they are still usable.
    * Keep an empty rubber/plastic container around as an emergency "Hospital" for a duck. Medium to large animal carrier would work well to.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=356725
     
  5. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Well, barefootmom seems to have gotten EVERYTHING. [​IMG]

    I have:
    Bluekote/rooster booster
    Suture kit
    Syringes
    Penicillian
    Tylan
    Sulmet
    ELECTROLYTES
    Horse/animal wrap
    Neosporin
    Ice


    That seems to cover 90% of the problems I have.
     
  6. yankeedoodle300

    yankeedoodle300 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2011
    Chicken Heaven
    A.T. Hagan :

    A can or bottle of Blue Kote or other topical antiseptic. Preferably one that will make the wound non-red in color.

    A tube of antibiotic goo.

    A bottle of Corrid or other coccidostat. Some metranidazole if you have turkeys (for blackhead).

    Medication to deal with mites and lice.

    A sharp hatchet.

    Why The Sharp Hatchet... O I see...​
     
  7. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    After the raccoon attack, I am now stocked up on-

    Poly-vi-sol
    Ivermectin
    Saline solution
    NEOSPORIN
    Aspirin
    Tetracyclene
    Gauze
    Wazine
    Pennicilin
    Terramycin
    Surgical prep pads
    Rubbing alcohol
    Electrolytes
    Baytril
    Epsom salts


    And I used every one of those things on ONE chicken!
     
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  8. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Just a note: Triple Antibiotic cream works too. I am allergic to Neosporin and that is what I use.
     
  9. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And cage to keep them in for healing time or individual care, safe from predators and the rest of the flock picking at them.
     
  10. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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