Wound Care and Cleaning

Chickens get injured- there is no way to avoid it. If you are not the “prepping” type and don’t enjoy stocking up on a lot of supplies, i strongly suggest you consider stockpiling wound care and cleaning items since all injuries in poultry and unplanned, and what’s worse- they’re “scientifically proven” to happen when all of the stores are closed. As a note, BlueKote is not recommended for use in poultry by the FDA; it is also extremely painful and has been equated to pouring rubbing alcohol on a wound. I see no reason at all to inflict further pain on my girls, so you will not see that product recommended here. Beyond that, here are the “essentials” I keep on hand for emergency wound care:

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