First Aid Kit Essentials
Everyone is on a budget right now, so building a first aid kit from scratch can hurt! Our suggestions is to buy an item every time you’re in the feed store or farm supply shop. You can even find many of them on our Amazon Store Front. If you’re sprucing up an already existing kit, don’t forget to check those expiration dates!
Corid – liquid or powder
Dewormer – liquid Safeguard for Goats
Vitamins and Electrolytes – almost any brand will do
Poultry Nutridrench – don’t be without it
Sterile Non-Stick Pads – any size will do, you can cut down the larger one
Silver Ointment – if you can’t get prescription strength, several over the counter versions exist. Use in place of triple antibiotic ointment, esp if you don’t know what bacteria/pathogen you’re fighting
Vetericyn – wound cleaner
Syringes – 1 cc/ml and 3 cc/ml
Blood Stop Powder
Terramycin – eye ointment
Petroleum Jelly or Vaseline
Next Level Supplies
Poly-Vi-Sol – especially helpful for chicks and/or wry neck
Bent Tip Glass Droppers
Omnivore Care (from a vet) or Kaytee Baby Bird Formula – for chickens who are compromised, too ill to eat, or recovering from crop surgery.
Crop Bra – we strongly recommend the Birdy Bra from Krazy K Farm
Soft Sided Pop Up Animal Playpen
Zero Clearance Heat Panel
Small Nail Clippers
Ivermectin – injectable, but use only as topical treatment for external parasites
Towels and Blankets appropriate for chicken use!