Chicken First Aid Kit: Why You Need One

The day may come when you are faced with a chicken emergency. That is why it is super important to have a chicken first aid kit.

I’m not sure where you live, but there aren’t many vets who treat chickens where we live. I have to rely on my own knowledge, and supplies when something bad happens.

Prepare for all kinds of chicken emergencies, including injuries, illnesses, mites, and more.

chicken first aid kit
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Chicken first aid kit: what should be included

Chicken wounds

  • Garlic Juice – Not Just For Garden Pests! That’s right, garlic juice can help you control mites and lice.
  • Make a mixture of one part garlic juice with nine parts water.
  • Verm-X ​​- dewormer
  • VetRX – Treats, scaly legs, eye worms, and respiratory problems.
  • DE aka Diatomaceous Earth – can help with external parasites such as scaly leg mites, fleas, and lice.
  • Cornstarch – Sprinkle on the wound to help stop bleeding.
  • Green Goo – antibiotic / antifungal ointment, perfect for cuts and scrapes.
  • Saline solution – The saline solution is always helpful when dealing with wounds. The saline solution can wash the wounds and even the eyes!
  • Honey – In a pinch, you can apply honey to a wound. Its properties are antibiotic and antifungal.
  • Non-stick gauze
  • Waterproof tape
  • Dosing syringes

Choose the best first aid kits

Chicken disease and weather-related issues

  • Nutri-Drench – This product provides nutrients to sick and weak birds. It can help improve the condition of birds that may be suffering from heatstroke.
  • Oregano oil. I have used it myself when I was super sick. It has an unpleasant taste because it is super concentrated. I am not going to lie. Oil of oregano is a very powerful antibiotic. You can add half a teaspoon to a gallon of water.
  • Coconut oil. Protect your combs and beards from the cold.

I really hate to see when my chickens are not feeling well. Call me silly, but I love my chickens. I’m probably too attached. The other day I had to get rid of one of my roosters. It was so sad! I never thought in a million years that I would become so fond of chickens! Ha! I totally did. I’m probably most attached to the chicks that hatched this spring.

I’d love to know what you think. Please leave me a comment! Thanks for your visit.

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