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WHAT ARE YOUR CKN FIRST-AID KIT *MUST HAVES*???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by d.k, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Reading the E/D/I forum got me wondering this. . . I'M TALKING THE BASICS!! If you've got a ckn defibrilator -- keep it to yourself, 'kay? [​IMG] 4 of mine: FOAMING PUMP TEARLESS BABY SHAMPOO-(dollar store) *EXCELLENT* STUFF on CHICKENS: wounds, head/eye washing; 1000 Q-TIPS; AND SM. BTL. REGULAR HYDROGEN PEROXIDE; & (drugstore brand) *SALINE* NASAL SPRAY-- CUZ THE BTL. SPRAYS, SQUIRTS OR DRIPS THE STUFF & IT'S CHEAPER!!
     
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  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * ~[​IMG] (Well, gee-- I THOUGHT it was a good topic. . . .) ~[​IMG]
     
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  3. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a good topic, d.k!

    How about Neosporin and vitamin/electrolyte mix... I have those.
     
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  4. bunch-a-chickens

    bunch-a-chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well sadly, a .22 round if its bad. Ive never had an open wound or something. in that case we've probably got some antibiotics around here somewhere
     
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  5. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Neosporin
    Bagbalm (not an emergency item but nice to have on hand - does great job rejuvenating scaly legs that are not looking good for whatever reason)
    V&E
    Avia Charge 2000 (not a first aid thing really, but a staple)
    Pure aspirin (FIVE 325 mg aspirins crushed per gallon of water for pain, when bird not bleeding significantly)
    Betadine (maybe...used a few times 9 parts water 1 part betadine to clean wounds)
    Antibiotics -Someone else can advise as to the best antibiotics. My feed store carries only Terramycin and Sulmet.
    Clean syringes/droppers -in case a med needs to be slowly, carefully dribbled along beak line so they swallow it
    Vet RX -I have this stuff somewhere, haven't had much occasion to use it and still not sure best circumstances for it or best way to administer, tho it is often mentioned on BYC
    Wormer - in case get hit hard and fast with worms and don't have easy access to the stuff at nearby stores.
    Something to protect combs in frigid weather

    I'm sure I'm missing lots of things but this is the first bunch of things that popped into my head......
    JJ

    Edited to add that a number of homeopathics could be good to have on hand..Rescue Remedy may help with calming, for example.
     
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  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Vet wrap
    Baby sox
    flea and tick stuff
    DE
    Syringes without needles
    One with a needle.
    Vicks for noses and wingpits
    Stethoscope (ok so it was my mothers) but it helps to hear whether your birdy is raspy or not.
    Eye wash
    Saline solution
    Hydrogen Peroxide
    Neosporin
    Gauze
    Bandaids
    Bandage Tape
    Vet wrap
    Popsicle Sticks
    Ice pack
    Scissors
    Buckley's Mixture (easier for me to get than VetRx.)
    Tea Tree Oil

    This is just a few things that I can think of and some of these are in my "person" emergency kit too.
     
  7. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    Antibiotics/Meds of choice are:
    Baytril (or one of the generics)-AB
    Rimadyl (or one of the generics)-pain mgmt.
    Needless syringe for force watering/feeding
    Baby shampoo
    Betadine/Iodine
    ***8oz Betadine/8oz baby shampoo is a great body antiseptic wash when you need to clean wounds AND the bird. I have a premixed bottle on hand for any pets that need it. Makes the white feathers whiter too.
     
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  8. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    what I can think of:

    poultry dust (Ectiban D..durvet) and Sevin dust for mites
    Wazine 17 (piperazine) wormer
    Ivermectin wormer

    Vitamins and electrolytes (durvet)
    AvianCharge 2000

    neosporin
    panalog (generic..animax)
    betadine
    saline
    antibiotic eye drops
    various bandages
    syringes
    alcohol wipes
    protective gloves
    vicks
    bag balm
    vaseline
    Preparation H
    Blue-Kote

    Tylan 200 and Tylan 50 injectable antibiotic
    Ery-mycin (erythromycin/gallimycin)
    Pen-G procaine
    Nystatin..
     
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  9. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *Gotta ask-- Spotted Crow? How are you using baby socks on a chicken, eh?
     
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  10. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Blu-Kote is the most used item I have.

    Pecking, or open wounds are cured easily.

    5% sevin dust is the best.

    bigzio
     
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