Poultry First Aid Must-Haves
Let’s take a Meyer Moment to talk about poultry first aid must-haves!
Feed and supplements are your first line of defense, but what happens when you have an injury in your flock? We’ve curated a list of poultry first aid must-haves to keep stocked for the moment you need it most.
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Hey everyone! Welcome back to The Coop with Meyer Hatchery – where we talk all things poultry in hopes of inspiring crazy chicken keepers and educating future flock owners. Each week we like to take a Meyer Moment to cover relevant happenings.
Let’s take a Meyer Moment to talk about poultry first aid must-haves! Feed and supplements are your first line of defense, but what happens when you have an injury in your flock? We’ve curated a list of poultry first aid must-haves to keep stocked for the moment you need it most.
First, if you’ve been listening to The Coop Podcast, you all know we love the Vital Pack! It’s an optional supplement available at checkout, providing a boost of vitamins and electrolytes to your flock. It’s a great way to hydrate and help chicks transition into their new environment but also for use with grown flocks anytime they are under stress. It’s safe for all poultry types and is a great supplement to keep on hand.
The next item we like to keep stocked is Vet Wrap. Typically you think of wound care when it comes to VetWrap, holding gauze in place, but it’s also handy if your chicks have spraddle leg or curled toe. Vet wrap is one of the most inexpensive and versatile items you can have on hand.
When it does come to wound care, we keep Vetericyn Wound & Skin Care Spray in our Poultry First Aid. We love that it’s ready to use, with no mixing or dilution required. As a spray, it makes application a breeze, helping to kill bacteria, clean wounds, treat infection, and reduce healing time.
Now when it comes to fighting illness we always keep two items on hand. VetRx and Corid. VetRx is an effective aid in treating respiratory diseases in all poultry types. Use for conditions such as colds, croup, scaley legs, and as a good conditioner for show poultry. Corid is used to help treat a severe outbreak of coccidiosis.
Not sure how to properly treat your chicken’s symptoms? The Chicken Health Handbook by Gail Damerow is a must-have for any level poultry keeper! It contains a wealth of information with a focus on prevention.
Lastly, a commonly overlooked item is a place for isolation. There’s nothing worse than running around with a sick chicken in one hand, trying to set up a space to isolate them with the other. Create a separate space to quarantine a chicken for treatment, or to provide a safe area for recovery.
While we wish your flock the best, it’s important to be prepared when mishaps occur. We hope these poultry first aid kit must-haves help in caring for your flock. And that’s your weekly moment with Meyer.
Enjoy the rest of your week and as always, thank you for listening to The Coop!
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