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What should we have on hand?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sangel4you, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. sangel4you

    sangel4you Songster

    Apr 11, 2009
    Halifax, Pennsylvania
    I am starting a list of meds/supplies I want to have on hand for chicken care from chicks to adults. I have been through a few issues with my 4 day old chicks and that's what got me thinking about this. I plan on making a supply trip to TSC in the next few days. If posting a med, please write the name, what it can be used for, and what kind of application (ointment, water soluble, powder, injection, etc) and if not found at TSC where you found it? Thought this type of thing could be very helpful to us newbies! :) Thanks!

    I don't know much about these, but so far I hear these are good to have: Polyvisol (can u get this at rite aid or CVS?), Terramycin ointment, blukote...
    And now I'm handing it off...?

  2. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Well since I got chickens I have only needed a couple things. (and I have had them for a long time.)

    Tylan 50

    You also probably want...

    Apple Cider Vinegar
  3. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA

    Corid for cocci is a must since by the time you realize they have it it's often a treat now or die situation.

    Blu-Kote for wound care & pecking prevention on open wounds.

    Vet wrap because you can't beat if for holding dressing on or splinting/imobilizing legs, wings, etc.

    Tylan 50 and syringes for internal laying, wound infection, upper res. infection, etc.

    Wormer--both wazine and Ivermectin pour on wazine will get round worms, Ivermectine everything else.

    surgical gloves because they're useful for everything from working on a sick chicken to butchering.

    vaseline and prep H for egg bound hens

    pre-threaded sutures/needles if you can get them. I haven't been able to get these yet and need to.

    I'm sure there is more, but this is all that comes to mind right now.

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