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

    *How do you use sevin in first aid, bigzio? Like for a mite attack?
     
  2. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    Sevin is for treating mites.
    some of us included other supplies then just first aid basics.
     
  3. MBLayfield

    MBLayfield Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my first aid kit I don't have much sadly, but I haven't needed much either.... So that's good too.

    Wazine
    Tylan 50
    Needles
    Syringes
    Alcohol Preps
    Coflex
    Tweezers
    Scissors
    Vet RX
    A dosage chart on meds
    Powdered Electrolites
    Extra batteries for the hygrometer and thermometer
    wafer for incubator
    Powdered Antibiotic wator soluable (don't remember name)
    Chick Dispatcher (plier looking things)
    Leg bands

    I guess its not quite all first aid. I put it all in a clear tote with a handle and take it with me when I'm out with the girls and i keep it next to the incubators and brooders

    Edited to include Tylan 50 not Tylan 200
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2008
  4. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *Hey, Sammi! I saw you mentioned Nystatin-- that's for yeast, like wild birds often get, yes?? Is that also common in ckns? Same symtoms? Thought it was only availble by Rx? Kids have brought me birds w/ yeast a couple times.
     
  5. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *Wow, MBL- dosage chart for ckns is a GREAT idea. . . Don't have to try to remember it all, or figure it out in a crisis. I really like that one!! [​IMG]
     
  6. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    Nystatin is for treating yeast infections. Chickens can get it..especially in the crop, and often if they get canker (treated with Flagyl)..(sour crop)
    yes Nystatin is an RX, but is also sold as Nilstat..
    can be found on line at pigeon suppliers, sometimes at pet and aquarium shops.
     
  7. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *O.k., good to know that-- what's the chicken dosage??
     
  8. MBLayfield

    MBLayfield Chillin' With My Peeps

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    d.k :

    *Wow, MBL- dosage chart for ckns is a GREAT idea. . . Don't have to try to remember it all, or figure it out in a crisis. I really like that one!! [​IMG]

    I got the chart from the chicken doctor when I ordered the vetrx and tylan. I'd be happy to share it with whomever wants it.​
     
  9. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *AND you have a REAL chicken vet who even lets you order stuff?? I'm too jealous for words right at this moment! :eek: O.k. better. . . I HAVE NOT been able to find a single "chicken-friendly" vet so far in my area. No surprise when the area isn't friendly to chickens I guess tho.
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2008
  10. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    d.k., you can do a google search for an avian vet near you in your state. I didn't think we had one anywhere close by, and located one 40 miles away.
    Just a thought?

    bigzio
     

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