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: what should be included
- 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.