What's in your chicken medicine cabinet?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jolly wattles, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. jolly wattles

    jolly wattles Songster

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    I have no real issues at the moment. Just curious what the average chicken owners keeps stock of.
    So what you keep stocked in your chicken medicine cabinet?

    Ours:
    Bandages
    Gauze
    Neosporin
    Wormer
    Permethrin
    Vetrx
    Bluekote
    Electrolytes
    I maybe missing a few items.
     
  2. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Crowing

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    a sharp knife
     
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  3. jolly wattles

    jolly wattles Songster

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    Oh yeah. And scissors. Tape.
     
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    ashlierami Songster

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    Needle nose tweezers
    Peroxide/alcohol
    Epsom salt
    KY gel/ or a lubricant if you have hens
    Tums (hens)
    Nutri drench
     
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  5. Rachel Taylor

    Rachel Taylor Crowing

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    Nutri drench
    Tweezers
    Scissors
    Dewormer
    antibiotic
    Syringes
    Medical tape
    Small pieces of rubber hose
    Vaseline
    Epson salt
    Neosporin
    Corid
    Baby aspirin
    Gauze
    Blu kote
    I think that’s it off the top of my head
     
  6. jolly wattles

    jolly wattles Songster

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    Baby aspirin. Interesting
     
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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    My list is long, lol.

    Chlorhexadine
    Betadine
    Iodine
    Rubbing alcohol

    Gauze pads
    Gauze rolls
    Telfa pads
    Various medical tape
    Vetwrap

    All kinds of scissors
    Tweezers
    Diagnol cutters

    Lactated ringers solution
    Tube feeding supplies

    Electrolytes
    Probiotics
    Acidified copper sulfate
    ACV

    Antibiotics
    Antifungals
    Meloxicam


    And more...
    I started this thread:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/suggestions-for-a-first-aid-kit.1150128/
     
  8. jolly wattles

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    Wow. Very informative list. Thanks!
     
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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Chickens can be given aspirin for pain and swelling. The dose is ~2.3 mg per pound of body weight.
     
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  10. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Crowing

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    Wow, I have never treated a bird in 12 years of a continuous flock. I have only put down two in that time, one to a dog, and one to an illness.

    Mrs K
     

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