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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MrsEison, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. MrsEison

    MrsEison Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]Ok, I have had my chickens for a little over a year now. It seems that about the time I think everything is going great, SOMETHING happens.
    1) did not know I had 2 raccoons living in the area, 1wont be a problem to anyone ever again and the other will have BB's in his butt for the rest of his life. lol!
    2) first flock were not even laying yet and a dog got into the coop and killed every one of my chickens (when he came back the next day, hubby shot him)
    3) I did not know chickens had cycles and about had a stroke when I thought the second flock were sick because their poo was GROSS looking. (thanks BYC member who helped me with that)
    4) I did not know chickens can have worm problems, I do now! :)
    5) I knew they could get mites, and am pretty sure they do, so I will have to get some powder for that
    6) NOW..............my rooster and 1 of my 9 hens have the whitish powdery stuff with scabs on his comb. I think its flavus, and will treat it with clotrimazole cream.

    Is there anything else that happens 'could happen' on a regular bases that I need to know about? I hate not having meds/creams/powders on hand should I need it. Or not knowing something that might hurt them and could have been prevented.[​IMG]
     
  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi!
    It's good to keep an emergency kit on hand.
    Blu-Kote wound protectant
    Styptic Powder to stop bleeding
    Gauze
    Vetrap
    Triple Antibiotic Ointment
    Saline Solution
    Vetricyn
    General Antibiotic (Terramycin, Duramycin, Tylan)

    I also like to have the following just in case:
    Wazine 17 dewormer
    Sav-A-Chick Electrolytes and Probiotics
    Garden and Poultry Dust
    There is also a product called Equine Clot. It is gauze that contains a mineral that stops bleeding very quickly. Although it is marketed for horses, it is safe for chickens too.

    Good Luck!
     
  3. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with this, also some coccidiostat is needed too.
     
  4. MrsEison

    MrsEison Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks! will start collecting this stuff............ :)
     

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