<=== curious about the tweezers for bumble foot. How do they help?Bird_slave said:I keep the regular vetericyn (for body wounds) and the vetericyn opthamalic gel on hand. We've used it on the dogs, cat, and birds (truth be told, on our bodies too - though vetericyn now makes a formula for humans).
Also - a roll of vet wrap, a pair of tweezers for bumblefoot, a tube of neosporin (it CANNOT be the kind with lidocaine, as lidocaine is toxic to chickens), some guaze.
I don't keep a package of Tylan (broad-spectrum antibiotic) but the feedstore is only five minutes from my home. I do keep electrolytes on hand to add to their water when temps. reach the 90° F mark. I also have or buy a bottle of wormer to worm once a year. If money is tight when worming time rolls around, I just ask one of my neighbors (cattle farmers, all) for a syringe full of ivomec pour-on cattle wormer and use that.
That's about it for me. I've never had to use an antibiotic with my birds, I worm once a year and have one hen that gets bumblefoot every spring, regular as clockwork.
As I said I have one hen that gets the bumblefoot every single spring, when weather is wet around here.<=== curious about the tweezers for bumble foot. How do they help?
Bumblefoot is usually only a problem when the ground stays damp or downright wet for days on end.Something new for me...never new about bumblefoot?? Guess I better do some reading! I'll be checking the girls...Jen