How to Make a First Aid Kit for Your Coop
Updated: Mar 29
While I hope that you haven’t had to deal with too many traumatic issues in your coop, chicken injuries and illness are bound to happen no matter how great of a chicken keeper you are. So, I’d rather be proactive than reactive when something goes wrong in the coop.
Since using Strong Animal Chicken Essential products, I have not lost one chicken. They have been happy, healthy hens and continue to thrive in the coop. I’ve had to treat some of our chickens for minor injuries such as a pecking injury and also bumblefoot. These injuries/illnesses usually take a little time and some careful care but will clear up just fine.
The items that I keep in my first aid kit are listed below. I haven’t had to use all of them, but again, I’m ready if a situation ever arises! I will also add that this isn’t an exhaustive list and I’d love to hear from you about what you can’t live without in your first aid kit!
First though, I’m going to tell you a story today about a live testimonial on the product Flock Fixer™. I know it is 100% true, because it happened in my coop!
“Early this summer, I was out checking on my girls. I noticed our little Partridge Silkie, Nugget, was puffed up and along the wall. I slowly approached her and she tried to move away from me. I gently picked her up and could not believe how bloated she was! She was a miserable girl and I needed to act quick. My first thought was that she was maybe egg bound. But after observing her for a while, we ruled that out. I picked her up again and a very foul smelling liquid came out of her mouth...sour crop. I very carefully tipped her and massaged her crop while all that yucky stuff came out. You must do this very carefully so they don’t aspirate! We had been working on extending our run, so for a few days, the girls free-ranged. I have no idea what Nugget got into that didn’t agree with her, but it was making her very sick. Her bottom side was so incredibly bloated that she could barely move. I separated her and started giving her Flock Fixer. Flock Fixer has everything chickens need to get them through stressful times. It has organic essential oils, prebiotics and probiotics, and vitamins and minerals to support the health of the chicken. I did nothing else. After about 2 days, I began to wonder if I needed to take further action. I didn’t want Nugget to suffer. But, on day 3 I noticed she was a tiny bit less bloated. By day 5 she was wanting to be with the flock. By day 7 she was completely back to normal and is doing very well!! I can’t emphasize enough how great these products are!”
So, while you’re building your first aid kit for your coop, please consider always keeping some Flock Fixer on hand. Remember, Chicken E-Lixir™ is like their daily vitamin and Flock Fixer is for times of stress.
The other product I keep in my first aid kit is Bye-Bye, Boo-Boos™. This natural wound spray contains lavender and tea tree essential oils and vitamin E. It gently soothes with no irritation and there is no egg withdrawal period.
It is great for wounds, cuts, scrapes and abrasions. I also tell people to use it for bumblefoot, skin irritation, pecking order, rooster and predator injuries.
First Aid Kit for the Coop
Raising chickens is incredibly rewarding. Taking care of these little birds is something I take very seriously. They depend on me for taking care of them. And that’s why I encourage all of you to do your research, be proactive and prepared, and when situations arise you won’t panic because you’ll be ready! As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out! You can find us online on Facebook and Instagram at Strong Animals Chicken Essentials!
Until next time,
The Wing Lady