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What supplies do you have on hand (feed, grit, shavings, DE, etc.)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MyGardenHelper, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. MyGardenHelper

    MyGardenHelper Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    When my girls are ready to go into the coop and run, what should I buy to make sure I have everything I need for healthy chickens.
    Thanks!
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Ive just got feed, pine shavings, and a bottle of VetRx on hand. [​IMG]
     
  3. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Feed and bedding and you are pretty well good to go. Having some oyster shell around for when they start laying is good too. I make sure they have feed in front of them all the time as well as plenty of fresh water.
     
  4. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Feed, shavings, grit, oyster shell, lice and mite dust, and cornstarch (to stop bleeding when a chicken gets hurt) its my chicken bandage! [​IMG]
     
  5. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    also try to have a place to isolate a chicken or two if they happen to get sick or injured. I keep shavings because I add some every now and then, feed, I have oyster shell but they dont seem to be interested, they spill it rather than eat it. I have bags of cracked corn but I get it from dad and my son sells it, but I always have for my chickens too.
     
  6. skyfires

    skyfires Trying to hide

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    The Ozarks of Arkansas
    Tina's Chicken Coop List:
    1-extra bale of shavings
    2-extra bags of laying pellets
    1-extra bag of cracked corn
    1-extra bag of grit
    1-extra bag of oyster shell
    1- bottle of vinegar apple cider to spray around
    1 bag of DE for litter
    1-box of mite killer

    Medicine cabinet in hen house:
    1 Vet-Ex
    1 bottle of internal wormer (never had to use yet) [​IMG]
    1 triple antibiotic ointment
    box of band aids (for me!!!) [​IMG]
    1 box corn starch (stops bleeding quick)
    1 bottle peroxide
    box of gauze
    If you have anything else I can add,,,please let me know!! haha
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. MyGardenHelper

    MyGardenHelper Out Of The Brooder

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    Now, that's my kind of list! I like to be overly prepared. [​IMG]
    What does the vinegar apple cider do?
     
  8. skyfires

    skyfires Trying to hide

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    Put a cup to a gallon of water for them to drink once a week,,,helps with general health and internal parasites.
    Mix half and half with water then put in spray bottle to use on litter. Helps keep away flies and nats,,,and helps keep odors down too!!! Lovely stuff Apple Vinegar,,,,, [​IMG] [​IMG] Wouldn't be without it!!!
     

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