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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LivingFate, Nov 3, 2008.
Just like for my kids, I would like to have a "emergency kit" made up what are the must haves?
Sorry coffee hasn't kicked in, I found a link that I think has it. Thank you
Cool. Share the link?
This has been brought up before. Try a search on here and you should get lots of good info.
Quote:I just made a list today see below
This was collected from many people so a little long but worth looking at. Hope it helps. I'm putting this together and putting list in a plastic container
> Here is a list of supplies followed by what it is used for...... Also at the end of the info is a cool link on dosage info for chickens and meds....
> Apple Cider Vinegar
> Petroleum Jelly
> Vet wrap
> Gauze pads
> Popsicle sticks
> Wonder dust
> All Purpose Flour ,cornstarch, Alum
> Sevin Dust
> Dog nail clippers
> Gallon distilled water
> Rubber bands/twist ties
> Duct Tape
> Apple cider vinegar:
> -for over-all good health added to water. Amount
> is not critical but not to strong that the chickens will not drink
> it. I just pour some(maybe 1/4 to 1/2 cup in 2 gal. of water.) I
> don't measure I just pour out of jug.
> tetracycline's in the water for antibiotic.
> Couple bags of antibiotics:
> - tirimician and what ever TSC or Southern
> States has. When needed when chicken shows any type of problem.
> Electrolytes and vitamins:
> for baby chicks first drink of water.
> Neosporin triple antibiotic ointment:
> for any wound. as needed.
> Petro Jelly:
> - Combs / wattles in cold weather to prevent frostbite
> mostly use on wounds - Clean with distilled water / peroxide, towel dry,
> spray with wound spray then gob on petro jelly - cover with gauze
> depending on location / size
> Also used with great results to treat a case of scaly leg
> mites - slathered on, wrapped in gauze secured with rubber bands -
> removed gauze 2 days later, re applied and repeated, and removed second
> time legs look MUCH MUCH better.
> For respiratory problems
> Vet wrap:
> to make splints
> Gauze pads
> Popsicle sticks:
> splints or to stir whatever need stirring or mixing.
> Wonder Dust :
> a dressing powder and blood coagulant that you use on animals for wounds, cuts, abrasions and capillary bleeding. It's a caustic and drying agent for slow-healing sores and infecting lesions. It contains activated charcoal to aid in the prevention of proud flesh. A blood-stopping powder after castrating, docking and dehorning. Stops the bleeding fast. It dries up wounds quickly and controls granulations. It's made by Farnum and can be purchased at any farm, feed, animal health supply or animal supply catalog.
> all purpose flour,cornstarch,Alum:
> to stop bleeding in case they loose a nail, spur or blood feather.
> sevin dust:
> for lice mites ect.
> dog nail clippers:
> for cutting hang nails.
> gallon DISTILLED water - wash wounds
> Rubber bands and twist ties:
> - for keeping gauze on
> Duct Tape:
> - seriously - it sticks to the feathers, not the shin, and
> birds will eventually "moult" it off BTW - Here is an item when
> quality counts - Cheaper duct tape will slip off - Invest in a roll of
> Gorilla Tape at Lowes or TSC
> Last but not least a cool website on meds and chicken dosage info......
* I have Sulmet, epsom salts, eyedroppers, PVS, foam baby shampoo, mite spray, tetracyline, amoxycillin, Sevin dust, ivermectin, mash, 2 kennels, hydrogen peroxide, saline solution, soluble vitamins, electrolytes, Neosporin, honey, Vaseline, KY, gloves, stypic and more, but that's all I can remember off the top of my head!!!