What's in your Poultry First Aid Kit?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AllCoop'dUp, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. AllCoop'dUp

    AllCoop'dUp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm putting a first aid kit together, as I have 24 (1 lost to pasty butt, darn...I think it was a little crested buff polish [​IMG]) 6 day old chicks. Am wondering what everyone else has in their first aid kit for poultry.

    As I was cleaning up the fuzzy butts, I accidently pulled off the yolk cord and baby started bleeding. Quickly applied neosporin and purple kote, but it got me thinking about everything else I should have on hand for emergencies.

    Thanks for your lists!
     
  2. tigerangel2

    tigerangel2 New Egg

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    I, too, would like to know what the expert chicken parents keep in their first aid kit. I am a new new parent and would like to make sure I have a good setup on hand. [​IMG]
     
  3. MikasGirl

    MikasGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is what I keep on hand:

    Multivitamins and electrolytes
    Saline (for cleaning wounds and flushing out eyes)
    BluKote (for cannibalism and cleaning wounds)
    Sulmet
    Terramycin OR Duramycin
    Gauze
    Stretch Gauze
    Sterile tape
    Cotton swabs
    Disposable gloves
    Syringes (I use them w/o needles for "force-feeding" sick birds but it's good to have them WITH needles too)
    Vet Wrap
    Vaseline
    Prep-H
    Permethrin (in case of mites)
    Sulfur Ointment (for scaly leg mites)
    A dog crate (I have two for quarantining or sick birds)
    A few heat lamps
    Flashlight (in case a bird escapes at night time)
    Alcohol
    Wazine 17 (in case of worms)


    It is a lot, but it's worth it. I've also read that a crop tube is good to have. Good luck!
     
  4. quercus21

    quercus21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tweezers
    Bluekote
    Vet tape
    Exacto knife
    Gauze
    Tape
    Anti bacterial cream
    Syringes
    Q-tips
     
  5. jessaw1981

    jessaw1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi everyone.
    I hope all the experts post what's inside there box. I have just started and this is what I have
    vet wrap ts $ 2.99
    save a chick just found this at ts and its 3 packs for $1.99 and each pack is what you mix in a gallon says for all poultry electrolyte and vitamin supplement. very good for me so I can just open mix and go.
    duramycin- 10 antibiotic 3.99 ts
    I found the eletrolytes by the new chicks at ts have never seen it there before they got it in when they got the chicks.
    and.as far as the antibotic goes I was sure this was all pourpous but it only list a few things In chickens it treats. can someone tell me please
     
  6. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    A hatchet
    Tylan 50
    Syringes
    Wazine
    Invermectin Injectable
    Invermectin Pour On
    Terremycin
    Petroleum Jelly
    Vet Rx
    Scissors (cochins needs there vent feathers trimmed alot for good fertility)
     

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