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Chicken Healthcare

27 products

  • Dust Bath Bowl Kit | Appletons Appletons Dust Bath Bowl Kit

    Dust Bath Bowl Kit | Appletons

    5 reviews

    All chickens get clean by getting dirty 😊 Just like a human bathtub, a dust bath to chickens is all about cleanliness. It’s not only chickens who like to hit the dirt – you may spot other birds such as sparrows and blackbirds taking a dust bath too. The dust or sand absorbs surplus moisture and oils on the skin. A dirt bath maintains the water resistance of the outer feathers of a chicken. It also deters parasites such as mites and lice by coating the insects’ breathing pores or simply driving them away. Dust bathing is an important part of keeping chickens healthy and clean. Once fully coated in dust or sand, the chicken will have a shake-down, just like a dog after a dip in a river. A quick preen of the feathers, and they’ll be all done and dusted. Literally. In addition to these physical benefits, dust-bathing is also thought to be mentally rewarding for hens. It helps them relax, and is a way of socialising too. Keep your hens mite and lice free with an Appletons Dust Bath Kit.  Your Appletons Dust Bath Kit includes: Recycled rubber dust bath bowl with carry handles – heavy duty 1 cup calcium carbonate + REFILL 1 x 1.5kg Fine Sand + REFILL 1 cup Wood Ash + REFILL A dash of Medicinal Herbs (depending on availability can be lavender, rosemary, lemon balm or mint) We have supplied all you need except for the dry dirt which is best sourced from your own backyard. Make sure it is dry, fine and friable.Dust Bath Bowl is best placed undercover or out of the rain on wet days. Refills available


  • Appletons Diamol 250gram

    Diamol 250g | Appletons

    8 reviews

    A Natural Health Tonic for Fowls. It is natural pest control for worms and coccidiosis in poultry, bantams, chooks, chickens. No added colours, flavours or preservatives. A mixture of Liquid Molasses and fine Diatomaceous Earth (Non-toxic fossilized diatoms). 100% natural. Whilst not a treatment, regular use may assist in the control of worms and coccidiosis. Diamol is a blend of liquid molasses and diatomite carefully formulated in a special process which converts the molasses to a dry powder form for convenience. Available in a 250g jar. Dosage: Sprinkle one tablespoon onto 1kg of feed 3 times a week.


  • Appletons Poultry Nutri-Max with Fenugreek and Kelp 50ml

    Poultry Nutri-Max with Fenugreek & Kelp 50ml | Appletons

    6 reviews

    Instant energy source for sick birds. Poultry Nutri-Max provides an instant energy source for sick, weak and lethargic birds. Supports vitality, energy, immune, stress responses and assists recovering birds.   Provides an instant energy source for sluggish birds (sick, weak or lethargic birds) Helps boost the immune system and vitamin levels during periods of environmental stress, e.g. when feed intake is depressed at high temperatures Helps maintain peak production at times when maximum stamina and energy are required Reduces the effects of stress during vaccination, handling and following anti-biotic treatment when feed absorption can be disrupted Increases appetite and greater feed conversion Kelp boosts the immune system and increasing energy. Fenugreek improves the performance of poultry by its antibacterial activity and positive effect on gut morphology plus also beneficial for anti-stress. Aids in preparation for the onset of lay Aids in disease recovery  Available in a 50ml glass bottle with dropper. Fenugreek Trigonella foenum-graecumFenugreek is an annual plant that is grown mainly in India, Pakistan, and China. Fernugreek seeds possess many beneficial effects such as hypoglycemic, anti-helminthic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties. Nutritional-wise, fenugreek is a rich source of protein, fatty acids, and minerals such as phosphorus, iron, zinc, magnesium, and calcium. It also contains many flavonoids, polysaccharides, saponins, and alkaloids (trigonelline and choline). Specific applications studied in poultry include: Antidiabetic: Fenugreek contains an amino acid called 4-hydroxy isoleucine, which works to normalize glucose metabolism by increasing the body's production of insulin when blood sugar levels are high. Anti-stress: A research study conducted on broilers showed that their body weight increased significantly and had improved feed conversion ratios when they were provided higher amounts of fenugreek seed powder in their diet (10 to 40 g/kg). Kelp boosts the immune system and increases energy.Fenugreek is an excellent anti-stress remedy. Bladderwrack or Kelp is high in antioxidants, including carotenoids and flavonoids, which help fight against disease-causing free radicals. Antioxidant minerals, such as manganese and zinc, help combat oxidative stress and may help protect cardiovascular health and prevent cancer. By adding sea kelp to your flock's diet, you have the opportunity to improve their nutrition, boost their immune response and promote egg laying.  In the diet of chickens kelp can improve immunity, antioxidant capacity and performance. Siberian Ginseng is a popular herbal plant widely used for its variety of effects in both traditional and research-based medicines. It benefits are anti-fatigue, anti-oxidant, hepatoprotective, anti-tumour and anti-inflammatory.


  • Scaly Leg Spray 500ml Scaly Leg

    Scaly Leg Spray 500ml

    47 reviews

    Very effective organic treatment for poultry scaly leg mite. This treatment is totally organic. A mixture of Cotton Seed Oil and Eucalyptus. Instructions.Spray oil on legs, avoiding the feathers. Saturate the affected areas.  "Scaly Leg Spray" works by suffocation. A good poultry leg spray should be applied twice a week (every 4 to 6 days) to the feet and legs for four treatments. Cleanliness and sanitary measures around the chicken coop are in order because the mites can live for long periods in cracks and crevices without feed and water. Please keep bottle at room temperature and best used when contents is warm. If too cold the liquid will not move through the sprayer. Do Your Chickens Have Scaly Leg Mite?Scaly legs on chickens are caused by a parasitic mite (Knemidocoptes mutans) that burrow under the scales on the chicken's legs. The damaged tissue weeps, which is what these mites feed on. Signs and Symptoms. Raised scales on the legs. Crusty legs. Lameness (severe cases). Can also be found on the comb and wattles. In the early stages of the infection, the chicken will have mild irritation. It takes several months of infection before the scales on the legs start to lift. Repeat application is recommended. You should treat all of your birds even if only one bird has scaly legs, as scaly leg mite is very contagious and it is highly likely that all of your birds will have the mite.Scaly foot is a bird ailment that is common among caged birds and also affects many other bird species. It is caused by mites in the genus Knemidocoptes which burrow into the bird's flesh. The tunnels made by the mites within the skin cause dermatitis and scaly lesions. Scaly face is caused by the same mite responsible for scaly foot and other related mites cause depluming. The condition is transmitted from one bird to another by direct prolonged contact.


  • Low stock! Poly Aid Plus 80g | Vetafarm

    Poly Aid Plus 80g | Vetafarm

    1 review

    1 in stock

    Powdered first aid supplement for sick and injured birds and animals. Recommended for: Use as a first aid supplement for sick, injured or stressed birds and small animals that are not eating voluntarily. Can be used with: Poly Aid Plus is a welcome addition to a bird keeper’s first aid kit, along with Spark Liquid and Avian Crittacare. Key features: Contains sustained release carbohydrates for ongoing energy, Probiotic to restore gut flora, essential proteins, vitamins and electrolytes to assist in recovery from illness and stress. Can be administered directly via medication needle or added to food sources for animals eating voluntarily but requiring additional dietary support to make a stronger recovery. Directions: Add 5mL of water to 10g of Poly-Aid Plus and make it into a slurry. Make fresh daily for each use, discard any unused portion. Ingredients: Active Constituents: Each 10g dose contains:Vitamin A 200 IUVitamin B1 94µgVitamin B2 240µgVitamin B3 1mgVitamin B5 248µgVitamin B6 80µgVitamin B9 45µgVitamin B12 1µgVitamin C 10mgVitamin D3 25 IUStarch-Maize (hydrolysed) 7.5gVitamin E 0.5mgVitamin H 2µgVitamin K 0.2mgAlbumen 2gCalcium Gluconate 58mgCholine Bitartrate 8mgMagnesium Sulphate 45mgPotassium Chloride 76.8mgProbotic® 0.1gSodium Chloride 110.2mg

    1 in stock


  • Coxiprol Solution 250ml Coxiprol Solution 1Lt

    Coxiprol Solution

    14 reviews

    Coxiprol is essential to have handy when raising young birds. Coccidiosis is an intestinal parasite that exists just about everywhere. It can take a heavy toll on chicks, starting from about three weeks of age. The parasite multiplies greatly in the gut of the chick, and vast numbers of "oocysts" (think of them as eggs) come out in the manure. Chicks raised on litter floors scratch and peck at the litter, looking for food, and become infected. The explosive multiplication of the coccidia can lead to dead, stunted, and sick chicks. Chicks that are exposed to only low levels of coccidia become immune without becoming sick. Control is achieved by breaking the reproductive cycle. Chicks raised on wire floors don't get coccidiosis because they don't have enough contact with the manure. Chicks raised on free-range from a very early age tend not to get it because they also don't have enough exposure. Chicks raised on old litter (used for at least six months) tend not to get it because the litter eventually harbours microscopic creatures that eat coccidia. Medicated chick starter contains drugs that suppress coccidia directly. Wet litter, crowding, intermittent feeding, and any type of stress tend to increase coccidiosis. If the feeders are empty, the chicks will spend more time nosing around in the litter. If you have an outbreak of coccidiosis, - the first signs are usually visible as ‘bloody’ poop. A must-have if hatching and raising your own chicks!Treating CoccidiosisAnticoccidial drugs are very effective. The danger zone is usually around 3 to 7 weeks. Keep chicks on a crumble that contains low levels of coccidiostat. With a serious outbreak, you need to put a coccidiostat in the water, since sick chicks that will not eat will still drink. It is worth having an anticoccidial drug-like Coxiprol on hand as if caught earlier enough and treated the chicks bounce back quickly. Available in a 250ml and a 1L bottle.

    $34.00 - $72.00

  • Flubenol 5% - Poultry and Pig Wormer Flubenol 5% - Poultry and Pig Wormer

    Flubenol 5% | Poultry and Pig Wormer

    58 reviews

    This worming treatment has no egg withholding period. Best Before Date  08/2027 Flubenol™ 5% contains flubendazole, a broad-spectrum anthelmintic with high efficacy against all gastrointestinal worm species that commonly occur in poultry. It is effective against roundworms (Ascaridia galli, Heterakis gallinarum, Capillaria spp., Amidostomum anseris and Trichostrongylus tenuis), gapeworm (Syngamus trachea) and tapeworms (Raillietina sp.). Its safety profile allows a safe and secure use in most poultry species, including the breeding stock. Flubenol is a tasteless powder which is added to dry feed.  Dosage for Poultry. Dosage rate: To treat your flock mix the powder thoroughly into the feed and feed it out for seven consecutive days. It needs to be thoroughly mixed through the pellets or crumble do not just sprinkle on top. To treat a large flock (22-25 hens) mix 15g (3 teaspoons) into 21.5kg feed for chickens and geese or for a smaller flock (7-8 hens) 5g (one teaspoon) per 7kg feed. (please check recommended daily ration on your feed bag to work out exact amount). To treat pheasants and partridge mix 15g (3 teaspoons) in with 11kg feed. To treat turkeys mix 15g (3 teaspoons) in with 32kg feed. To work out the dosage 1 x standard sized laying hen eat 130g of layer pellets per day.Mix the required amount of feed to be consumed over the week for your birds and on the 8th day remove what is left replacing it with fresh unmedicated feed.In case of infestation with tapeworm, double the dose for seven consecutive days.The good news is there is no withholding period for eggs and meat for poultry. Symptoms following overdosing: Flubenol 5% is non-toxic; even considerable overdosing does not produce side effects.  In poultry, even three times the highest dose for seven days had no negative effects on egg production, egg quality, hatching results and growth of offspring.Treatment with Flubenol can only be effective if the hygiene of pig pens and poultry housing is observed. Available in a 600g tub and in smaller sachets for treating smaller flocks. Treatment for Pigs. Flubenol is effective against the mature and immature larvae and eggs of the following species of worm: Large Roundworm, Red Stomach Worm, Nodular Worm Lungworm, Threadworm and Whipworm. Individual treatment: (Single administration).Add 1 g of Flubenol for each 10 kg bodyweight onto the finished feed. (This is equivalent to 5 mg of flubendazole per one kg bodyweight). One 13 g measuring spoon treats one 130 kg sow. An easy way of administering the dose is to add it to a buttered bread roll and feed it to your pig. Treat twice a year unless recommended otherwise by your veterinary surgeon.  Pigs brought onto the premises should be treated on arrival and before mixing with other animals.  Animals must not be slaughtered for human consumption within 7 days of treatment.

    $24.95 - $119.00

  • Aviverm Worm Remedy 50ml

    Aviverm Worm Remedy 50ml

    7 reviews

    It's good practice to worm your hens regularly. Monitoring your chooks droppings is one way to keep track of their general health. If you see signs of worms in their faecal matter we recommend worming your poultry.  Active Ingredient: Levamisole Hydrochloride 24% w/v as an aqueous solutionEffective treat for worms for chickens, turkeys, ducks, cage birds and pigeons. Aviverm™ is an anthelmintic which provides simultaneous treatment of immature and adult stages of the three most important intestinal worms: Ascaridia (roundworm; Capillaria (hairworm); Heterakis (cecal worm) Easy to use ONE dose treatment. Birds should immediately resume full growth rate and egg production. A ready-to-pour liquid concentrate that makes a clear solution in their drinking water. Palatable to birds of all ages. Easy follow-up treatment  5 to 7 days later is important, as this will get any eggs that have hatched & break the worms' breeding cycle. Worm-free birds mean higher egg production, faster growth rate, reduced mortality, better feed conversion and all-around good health. Withholding period for eating eggs or birds produced for meat is 7 days after treatment! Directions for Use: Simple to use; add to your chooks drinking water at a rate of 1ml per 9 kg of body weight.  If you have 3 x hens in your flock, only 1 ml of Aviverm is required to treat them all. 1 ml added to 1 litre of water (based on approximately 300mls per hen per day) should be all they need for about 8 hours. For larger flocks estimate the number of birds served by each tank and work out their average weight Using these figures, estimate their total live weight Now estimate how much Aviverm™ is required at a dose of 1ml per 9kg live weight Add this quantity of Aviverm™ to the drinking water  Ensure sufficient water is available for 8 hours of normal consumption Total Live Weight  Dose (based on 1ml per 9kg live weight) 250g 0.03ml 500g 0.6ml 1kg 0.11ml   Formula used:   Administration:For maximum efficiency, the treated water should be consumed in the shortest possible time. Withhold water from 2 hours before nightfall until morning, or lights are turned out, and then supply treated water only. Flush out tanks and replace them with fresh water after 8 hours or as soon as the treated water is consumed. Broilers and other chickens raised under continuous lighting, withhold water for 1 hour in summer or 2 hours in winter before supplying the treated water. Then continue as above Tips Use drinkers birds are accustomed to using and check that all the drinkers are working properly Avoid treating on a day when normal water consumption of a flock might be reduced due to a sudden drop in temperature Do not treat in extremely hot weather. Aviverm™ will not affect the growth rate or egg production of the birds, nor will it affect the fertility or hatchability of eggs when used in accordance with directions for usePLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS ON BOTTLE BEFORE USE. For more info please click here.


  • Pour-on Drench 30ml

    Pour-on Drench 30ml

    42 reviews

    Very effective for treating poultry lice. Used with great results in poultry circles as a reliable treatment for most internal and external parasites. Effective on external parasites ie: lice and scaly leg mite but will also kill any red mites that try to suck off your chicken.  This is long-lasting endectocide and is applied directly to the skin of the bird. It is approved for use on other farm animals but has not been officially approved for use on poultry hence the recommended 14-day withholding period for eggs and meat. This little bottle will treat a good number of birds. (Approximately 100 treatments if applied correctly.) Now available in a dropper bottle with nozzle and cap for handy dosing. Helpful Notes.What are you treating your birds for? Worms? If you are treating for internal parasites we recommend following up treatment within the prepatent period of the particular worm you are treating for. We have a great blog on worming which you may find helpful. (link below) If your hens are laying best to use a product that has no withholding period like Flubenol.Lice?If you are treating for external parasites: eg. lice then we recommend a one off treatment is usually only necessary. We also advise checking again after a couple weeks to make sure the louse infestation has gone. If not - then best to repeat. We generally inspect (physical health check) our birds 2 to 4 times a year (usually when the seasons change) and treat them accordingly for lice. We find the pour on drench works brilliantly for lice control. Poison. Keep away from children. Please note this is a liquid and we cannot slip it into a courier satchel - it needs to be sent in a box.  


  • Vetafarm Avimec 50ml Vetafarm Avimec 50ml

    Avimec 50ml | Vetafarm

    3 reviews

    Treatment for scaly face mites on budgies. BB 11/10/25 Topical ‘drop on’ liquid for the treatment of Scaly face mite (Knemidokoptes pilae) in budgies.Active constituent: 1000ug / mL lvermectin. Key features: Safe and highly effective.  Easy administration, the bottle includes a drop delivery system.  Safe to use in conjunction with food additives and supplements and with oral medications. Directions: For external use only. Dosage and administration:  Birds less than 30g body weight apply 1 drop.  Bird between 30-60g body weight apply 2 drops.  Repeat application weekly for three doses. Place drops on an un-feathered area of skin, on the thigh or under the wing – DO NOT apply directly to the affected area as this may cause irritation. Best applied using a syringe or dropper. Treat all birds in the aviary.  Full recovery may take up to 6 weeks. BY LAW THE USER MUST TAKE DUE CARE, OBTAINING EXPERT ADVICE WHERE NECESSARY, TO AVOID UNNECESSARY PAIN AND DISTRESS WHEN USING THE PRODUCT OTHER THAN AS DIRECTED ON THE LABEL. Restraints:  This product must not be used on any animal producing or intended to produce food for human consumption.


  • Low stock! Agrivite Poultry Pep 500g Agrivite Poultry Pep 1.5kg

    Poultry Pep | Agrivite

    14 reviews

    1 in stock

    Offers all-round support for laying hens. Poultry Pep is a tasty aromatic blend of minerals, spices and vitamin C that has a whole host of benefits to help support all-round condition and encourage birds to eat their ration. Maintains immunity. Encourages growth. Promotes good eggshell quality. Plus supports egg-laying performance. Maintains condition during extremely hot and cold weather. What's in Poultry Pep?Vitamins, Pro-vitamins, Micronised wheat bran, Calcareous seaweed, sodium bicarbonate, Germinated barley (dried at low temp & ground), fenugreek, fennel & aniseed powder, turmeric & angelica. Key benefits?Ascorbic acid is a white compound that is synthesized by poultry in the kidneys. During stress, however, this ascorbic acid becomes insufficient to meet the bird’s requirements. Vitamin C helps reduce stress-related problems such as poor immunity, feed intake, oxidative stress, poor growth, eggshell quality and egg-laying performance. The addition of vitamin C in Agrivite Poultry Pep gives the product the perfect formulation for an effective all-round supplement and moult treatment. What poultry can I use it on?Poultry Pep is suitable for all poultry including chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, pigeons, game birds and more... How do I administer Poultry Pep? 1 x heaped tablespoon with the daily feed ration for every 10 birds Poultry Pep™ 

    1 in stock

    $17.00 - $35.00

  • Agrivite Enhance Feather, Shell N Bone Agrivite Enhance Feather, Shell N Bone 250ml

    Enhance Feather, Shell N Bone | Agrivite

    11 reviews

    Are your hens laying soft-shelled eggs? An intensive calcium, magnesium and vitamin D3 liquid supplement for developing bone strength, egg shell quality and to support feathering.Vitamin D3 enables the body to absorb calcium and magnesium is essential for the bone and eggshell matrix. Add Agrivite Enhance to the water and notice the difference. Dosage: Add 5ml per litre to drinking water - replace water daily. Give for 3-7 days initially then one day a week. Improves egg shell quality. Supports feathering. Encourages the body to absorb calcium. Contains magnesium. Active Ingredients per 100ml. Vitamin D3 40,000iu, Calcium 680mg and Magnesium 50mg. Instructions for use.For best results use Enhance FSB Supplement at the recommended dilution in drinking water, initially for 3-7 days and subsequently once per week. Replace treated water after 24 hours with newly treated or freshwater. Do not use in combination with other products.

    $18.00 - $45.00

  • Poultry Drink Concentrate | Agrivite

    Poultry Drink Concentrate | Agrivite

    21 reviews

    Out of stock

    High energy mineral supplement for poultry. Poultry Drink Concentrate is a high-energy mineral supplement rich in iron. Provides all-round support for poultry but is especially recommended for birds recovering from mite infestation, for support during moulting or for any birds not looking in the peak of health. Easy to use, economical and can be added to the drinking water for the whole flock. Use after red mite infestation. Support during moulting. Rich in iron. All-round support. Instructions for use.Add 10mls of Poultry Drink to every 5 litres of drinking water. Replenish as required. Ingredients.Sorbitol, phosphorus (phosphoric acid), iron (sulphate) potassium (chloride) manganese (sulphate), copper (sulphate).

    Out of stock

    $14.95 - $29.95

  • Agrivite Mite Rescue Remedy Agrivite Mite Rescue Remedy 250ml

    Mite Rescue Remedy | Agrivite

    9 reviews

    Out of stock

    Brilliant all-round liquid supplement for poultry. Mite Rescue Remedy is a liquid complementary feed designed to assist with the recovery of symptoms of a red mite attack such as lethargy and anaemia.Red Mite Rescue Remedy contains a spectrum of vitamins, chelated trace elements, iron and key minerals.  contains key B group vitamins for skin and feathering; minerals like iron to aid replacing of red blood cells. Red mite attacks often causes anemia among flocks, the continual sucking of blood leaving hens lethargic and pale.  contains Vitamin E and Selenium to boost their immune systems (and also the perfect tonic to solve a Wry Neck issue in poultry). contains proteins which are the essential building blocks to achieving good health Use during & after a red mite infestation. Help your hens bounce back to health with Poultry Mite Rescue Remedy. Instructions for useAdd to clean drinking water at 25ml per 5 litres for a period of 3-5 days.   Contains (contents per litre) Vitamins: Vitamin A 1,000,000IU  • Vitamin D3 40,000IU • Vitamin E 800mg • Vitamin C 10mg • Niacin 500mg • Vitamin B1 50mg • Vitamin B2 20mg • Vitamin B5 400mg • Vitamin B6 100mg • Vitamin B12 600mcg • Vitamin K3 50mg • Biotin 7mg Folic Acid 60mgTrace Elements: • Iron (Chelate) 500mg • Manganese (Chelate) 1,500mg • Zinc (Chelate) 1,500mg • Copper (Chelate) 500mg • Selenium (Selenite) 15mg • Cobalt 5mgAmino Acids: • Lysine HCL 1,000mg • DL Methionine 1,000mg Other Elements: Magnesium 500gm 

    Out of stock

    $18.95 - $44.95

  • Nettex Poultry Vit Boost Tonic Nettex Poultry Vit Boost Tonic

    Poultry Vit Boost Tonic | Nettex

    Out of stock

    Vitamin boost for hens. Nettex Poultry Vit Boost Tonic is a complimentary supplement formulated specifically for chickens that supplies essential vitamins to support health, growth and vitality all year round through the drinking water. Developed to help support chicken overall health, particularly in times of stress such as moulting, laying, heat stress, mite infestation, illness or during the introduction new birds to the flock. Supports maintenance of peak egg production and chicken health. Contains seaweed for egg quality and yolk colour. Contains Biotin to help maintain healthy skin and feathers and supports feather regrowth following moulting. Available in a 250ml and a 500ml. HOW TO USE. SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE Do not use undiluted. Maintenance: Add Poultry Vit Boost Tonic to the birds’ water at a rate of 5ml to 4.5ltrs of water for 5 days once a month. During periods of stress: Feed at a rate of 5ml to 1ltr of drinking water for 5 days once a month. Make up fresh solution daily

    Out of stock

    $39.95 - $59.95

  • Nettex Poultry Power Drops 30ml Nettex Poultry Power Drops 30ml

    Poultry Power Drops 30ml | Nettex

    7 reviews

    Instant energy source for sick birds. Nettex Poultry Power Drops are a fast acting pick-me-up supplement for chickens packed full of energy and immune supporting vitamins. Results can be seen in just 30 minutes!  Instant energy source for weak chickens. Helps support birds during periods of stress and illness, including the introduction of new birds to the flock, periods of warm weather or following illness. Helps support peak egg production when maximum stamina and energy are required. Helps support appetite and feed efficiency. HOW TO USE SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE. Administer 1ml per kg of body-weight (average weight of an adult bird is 2.5kg) daily, into the mouth of the bird. Administer Nettex Poultry Power Drops for a minimum of 3 days and maximum of 5 days. Do not exceed the recommended feed rate. Application may be repeated as desired as a nutritional supplement.


  • Nettex Egg & Shell Support Powder 450g Nettex Egg & Shell Support Powder 450g

    Egg & Shell Support Powder 450g | Nettex

    11 reviews

    Out of stock

    Laying hens love this! Reap the benefits. Nettex Poultry Egg and Shell Support Powder is a complementary mineral feed specially formulated to improve egg quality, assist digestion and provide nutritional support for laying hens. Ideal for laying hens resulting in faster moults, good egg quality and healthier, stronger birds. This nutritionally advanced mineral supplement contains high levels of limestone and oyster grit to increase calcium consumption to form strong and sturdy eggshells. Phosphorous is added to help the birds metabolize calcium. Probiotics (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) are high in quality proteins and contain a wide ratio of amino acids and B vitamins that stimulate extra immune protection to improve all-round condition and performance. Seaweed improves the quality of eggshell strength, improves yolk colour and increases egg laying numbers as well as improving feed conversion and absorption of nutrients (seaweed is rich in Vitamins A, D & Iodine). Contains aniseed to help stimulate appetite. Feeding Guidelines: One rounded teaspoon will feed 15 birds per day. Add Egg & Shell Boost to feed twice a week for optimum health. Add to dry or wet feed.

    Out of stock


  • Nettex Poultry Seaweed 400g Nettex Poultry Seaweed 400g

    Poultry Seaweed 400g | Nettex

    1 review

    Beneficial for hens in-the-lay and in-the-moult. Nettex Poultry Seaweed is a natural feed supplement for chickens to support yolk colour, egg and feather quality. Rich in essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids to support yolk colour, and help improve shell quality. Provides additional support at moulting to support new feather growth. HOW TO USE. Add 1 x 20ml scoop of Nettex Poultry Seaweed per 1 kg of feed. Mix in well. Introduce to the diet gradually. Ideal for use when birds are in moult or simply to help maintain good health. Contains: Seaweed - a natural source of Vitamin A, Vitamins B1, B2, C and D; Calcium, Sodium, Chlorine, Sulphur and Cobalt. 


  • Nettex Poultry Wound Spray 250ml Nettex Poultry Wound Spray

    Poultry Wound Spray 250ml | Nettex

    6 reviews

    Antiseptic spray for wounds on poultry. Nettex Wound Spray is an easy-to-apply aerosol to treat wounds on chickens. Many poultry wounds are caused by a peck, a spur, a claw, or something else dirty, germs can often get deep into the wounds. A highly effective cleanser with a powerful bactericidal action. Treats superficial wounds and abrasions and it works quickly to kill bacteria to stop the threat of infection.  A must-have in any poultry first-aid kit! Antibacterial – providing effective protection from the risk of bacterial infection. Leaves a violet coloured residue when applied to indicate that the affected area has been covered and to disguise the appearance of blood, to help prevent pecking or bullying. An essential tool for minor wound management. Aerosol spray for precise and easy application. HOW TO USE Separate injured bird from others to avoid potential cannibalism. Clean wound and spray area from about 15cm (6”). Repeat daily or as necessary. Do not use on large open wounds that may require stitching or hydrogel bandaging. We recommend using gloves during application as any purple spray will also stain your skin. At Appletons we like having wound spray on hand to treat any wounds or assist with feather-pecking. The violet colouring masks the colour of blood and the spray does an excellent job of healing the wound fast.


  • Nettex Anti Feather-Pecking Spray 250ml Nettex Anti Feather-Pecking Spray

    Anti-Feather Pecking Spray 250ml | Nettex

    26 reviews

    Out of stock

    Anti-feather pecking spray for poultry. Nettex Anti-Feather Pecking Spray is a dual purpose spray to help prevent pecking among chickens and cleanse minor wounds. Deterrent spray with a strong odour and foul taste to help discourage biting, plucking and cannibalism. Contains antibacterial agents that will help cleanse minor skin wounds and abrasions and support the healing process. Cannibalism and feather pecking are complex behavioural problems of chickens. Boredom can increase incidence and can lead to minor wounds and infection. Symptoms include pecking at the feet, vent, head, wings and feather pulling. A must-have in the poultry first-aid kit! HOW TO USE Disposable gloves must be worn. Shake well before use. Spray for approximately 3-4 seconds around the pecked area. Repeat every 3-5 days until pecking has stopped. Cannibalism and feather pecking are complex behavioural problems found in both poultry and game birds worldwide. It can affect any birds in small backyard flocks through to the large commercial flocks. One day all is fine in the pen then the next time you look it has started. There are many reasons for it happening but some of the main reasons are overcrowding, boredom, stress, pecking order, poor quality feed and disease. If it happens in your flock you need to move fast and treat birds and if necessary remove wounded birds. Symptoms include pecking at the feet (usually very young chicks) and the vents, tails, wings and sometimes the head and necks of young and mature birds. It can also include feather pulling. Cannibalism and feather pecking may lead to wounding leaving the skin open to bacterial infection. In severe cases, this leads to the loss of blood and leads to general anaemia. If the feather pecking and cannibalism is not caught in time birds can be almost eaten alive and sometimes 'gutted' if the wounds start around the tail and vent. If you find it in your flock act quickly. Most of us that keep poultry will find this a very useful spray as feather-pecking can be a real problem at times in flocks.  Please note if feather pecking has been happening for a while in your flock the 'action of feather pecking' becomes a habit. Habits can be hard to break. Removing the pecker (the bird responsible and usually the bird showing no visible signs of feather loss) from the situation is often the best thing to do. Treat the affected birds in the flock and give them an opportunity to regrow their feathers - which can take a good 4 to 8 weeks. If your chickens have wounds from pecking please remove them and treat them with Nettex Wound Spray. Do not leave chickens with visible fresh wounds in your flock as it is too tempting for other chickens to peck them.

    Out of stock


  • Refill For Dust Bath Bowl Kit | Appletons

    Refill For Dust Bath Bowl Kit | Appletons

    4 reviews

    Chickens love to dust bath. Your Appletons Dust Bath Refill Kit includes: 1 cup calcium carbonate.1 x 1.5kg Fine Sand.1 cup Wood Ash.A dash of Medicinal Herbs (depending on availability can be lavender, lemon balm or mint). All chickens get clean by getting dirty 😊Just like a human bathtub, a dust bath is all about cleanliness. It’s not only chickens who like to hit the dirt – you may spot other birds such as sparrows and blackbirds taking a dust bath too. The dust or sand absorbs surplus moisture and oils on the skin. A dirt bath maintains the water resistance of the outer feathers of a chicken. It also deters parasites such as mites and lice by coating the insects’ breathing pores or simply driving them away. Dust bathing is an important part of keeping chickens healthy and clean. Once fully coated in dust or sand, the chicken will have a shake-down, just like a dog after a dip in a river. A quick preen of the feathers, and they’ll be all done and dusted. Literally. In addition to these physical benefits, dust-bathing is also thought to be mentally rewarding for hens. It helps them relax, and is a way of socialising too.Keep your hens mite and lice free with an Appletons Dust Bath Kit.


  • Smooch Doctor Pet Healing Cream Doctor Pet Healing Cream | Smooch

    Doctor Pet Healing Cream | Smooch

    3 reviews

    Miracle pet balm. An anti-bacterial and anti-fungal cream with great healing properties.Smooch is an NZ owned and operated company that makes natural healthcare products for humans and their pets. This cream originally came about as the owners' pet dog Tui suffered from contact dermatitis from flea bites (she was flea treated but they still affected her if one landed), also from grass and plants, particularly Wandering Jew. Doctor Pet can be used on sores, scratches, rashes, eczema, liver spots, bites, after an operation, protection from the sun or to ease sunburn. Promotes healing through daily application to the problem area of natural healing ingredients. Deters flies from an open sore. Apply Doctor Pet daily for full benefits. Distract pets immediately after application to allow the product to absorb, approximately 2-3 minutes. Like all Smooch products, there’s nothing in Doctor Pet that they can’t eat. There are many plants and grasses that can result in an allergic reaction for animals but Wandering Jew (aka Tradescantia and Wandering Willie) is a succulent plant that commonly causes contact dermatitis in many animals.  Doctor Pet can be rubbed on pets skin and between toes before or after a walk (or both) to assist repairing the skin damage and possibly prevent itchy bellies due to the thin film it creates on their skin. Can be used on dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens. Ingredients: Fijian Niu Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Sesame Oil, Hemp Oil, Plant-based Vitamin E,  Smooch has had a lot of success with this product and wish you well trying it on your pet. Feedback has been very positive with many comments like "Thank you, you have saved us thousands!" 


  • RX for Parasites 250g

    RX for Parasites 250g | Safe for Small Animals & Birds

    1 review

    Safe for small animals and caged birds. Less toxic than table salt. Odourless & Non-staining. Eradicates pests physically, not chemically. Safe for all caged animals - rabbits and guinea pigs. The uniquely sized particles pass through the exoskeleton blocking the stomach tract and simply dehydrates. The pest can not build an immunity to the product therefore it works long term. Due to the Milling process, RX becomes negatively charged which keeps the product in the environment long term for continued effectiveness Spray RX Powder onto pet bedding, sleeping areas and the surrounding environment. DO NOT apply directly to animals.


  • Poultry Shell Grit | Appletons Poultry Shell Grit | Appletons

    Poultry Shell Grit | Appletons

    18 reviews

    Yes, we recommend giving shell grit to your hens! We feed out Weston Layer pellets to our laying birds and the soluble calcium levels in this commercial feed are adequate for eggs production with sound shells. However for those birds that are in enclosed runs and do not have access to large areas of free-range we provide shell grit separately. Shell grit has 3 benefits over the soluble limestone they add in the feed. The hard shell bits act as teeth in the gizzard to assist in grinding up the feed and aids digestion. The intake of calcium from the shells helps strengthen the shell of the chicken eggs. Plus trace elements from the sea will be beneficial to their diet At Appletons we fill a small pot planter (or an old pottery dish with a hole in it) secured by a wire stake in the ground (so the birds don't knock it over!) with our fine shell grit. Don't forget to line it with some weed mat to contain the grit so it does not all wash out!   Available in a 2kg or a 5kg bag.

    $8.00 - $18.00

  • Syringe


    Always handy to have if administering coxiprol, aviverm or pour-on drench. Similar to one in the image. Please note syringes are for animal use only. 

  • Critta Care Avian 450g | Vetafarm

    Critta Care Avian 450g | Vetafarm

    Powdered first aid supplement for sick and injured birds and animals. Provides highly digestible nutritional support for sick, stressed and injured birds. Extrusion cooked for safety and digestibility. Includes vitamins, minerals, calcium and essential amino acids. Includes Probiotic to support the establishment of healthy gut flora and pre-digestives to further support struggling digestive systems. Can be force-fed using a crop needle or feeding spoon. Recommended for sick, stressed or injured birds. Directions:Reconstitute the food by slowly adding hot water and mixing with a fork. Mix until the formula will just drip from the prongs of the fork. Ensure that the formula is fed as 30-36°C. Can be force fed using a medication needle or feeding spoon. Crittacare Avian should be fed until the bird has resumed normal feeding. Ingredients:Whole grains (Corn, soybean & wheat), isolated soy protein, vegetable oils and natural organic acids, calcium carbonate, probiotic and pre-digestives, Amino Acids (lysine & methionine), vanilla flavour, vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, C, D3, E, H & K), Minerals (calcium, cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, phosphorus potassium, selenium, sodium, sulphur and zinc). Guaranteed Analysis:Min. Crude Protein 21.0%Min. Crude Fat 15.0%Max. Fibre 4.0%Max. Salt 0.5% Expiry:2 years from date of manufacture. Storage:Store in a dry area below 30°C


  • Doctor Pet | Goats Milk Soap Doctor Pet | Goats Milk Soap Bar

    Doctor Pet Goat's Milk Soap | Smooch

    All natural pet soap. 100% natural. Washing a pet can be a difficult task so Smooch try to take some of the pain away. Their pet bar fits into your hand making it easy to use. Start washing straight away, no need to wait for a lather to build up, it washes without creating a huge amount of lather that you have to try and rinse away when your pet has decided it’s time to leave the bath! Their pet soap is made with the milk from happy free-range goats. Made in small batches means short milking times for the goats. Combined with only the best ingredients this keeps their soaps totally natural and skin friendly for sensitive skin. Being handmade the size may vary but the soaps are generally 120g or more and are long lasting. Soap comes in a handy round tin. Goat milk contains lactic acid which helps to eliminate impurities.  It also contains alpha hydroxy acid which removes dead skin cells. Goat milk is a natural moisturiser as well as containing vitamins A, C and E.  This means that it can also be helpful for animals with sensitive skin, or skin prone to itch. It has natural anti-microbial properties and also helps with skin inflammation and a flea deterrent too. Benefits Nourishing and moisturising Gentle on sensitive skin Flea deterrent Leaves animals smelling fresh and clean without fragrance or perfume Natural oils Do not contain other harmful ingredients like preservatives, antifreeze, or sodium lauryl sulphate. Their products have never been tested on animals and contain no Palm Oil


Healthy bantams in Eglu Go Chicken Coop

To maintain good chicken health we recommend maintaining good coop care and ensuring good bird health (free of internal and external parasites).  Access to greens is a huge plus for chickens as greens help colour up the yolks, help to enhance the leg colour of birds and are all-round excellent for bird health.

We sell diatomaceous earth for chickens
If you notice that red mites have begun to overrun your chicken coop, it is time to consider investing in our Appletons De-Mite Powder for chickens to assist with the elimination of red mite. It works best when used hand in hand with our chicken coop cleaner. Diatomaceous earth (DE) is also highly effective if used regularly as a preventative as this will continuously deter any mites, killing them before numbers can build up to an infestation. The Appletons Lifestyle Poultry and Pet Housing team offers you quality options that help to keep the nest and coop clean and healthy.


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