The Medicine Cupboard

Be Prepared!

Sometimes accidents happen or things can go wrong, either way, if you are prepared for such an eventuality it could save your chook's life.  We have prepared a short list of items that we have found indispensable and have certainly saved lives and sped up recovery from injury or illness:

  • Purple Spray (an antiseptic spray used by farmers and people in the equine world alike, for cleaning and treating wounds)
  • Broad-spectrum Antibiotics (please see your vet for this)
  • Louse Powder
  • Sulphur Candles (invaluable for smoking out your hen house when red mite are present)
  • Coxoid (used for young stock up to 20 weeks old for outbreaks of coccidiosis)
  • Wormer (to be used every 6 months)
  • Multi vitamin additive (add to their drinking water)
  • Apple Cider Vinegar (helps improve appetite and keeps the gut healthy)
  • Poultry Spice
  • Disinfectant Powder

There are plenty of different brands on the market and certainly other products that are useful, but the above items are the essential ones in our opinion.  If you need help sourcing them, or need information on how to use them, feel free to get in touch with us.  For the antibiotics however, we invite you to get in touch with your local poultry-friendly vet.

Last edited: 09/09/2013

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