New! Banixx for CHIXX
Banixx for CHIXX is a topical anti-bacterial, anti-fungal spray for a myriad of chicken problems such as Pecking Sores, Raw Vent Area Injuries, Bumble foot, Fowl Pox, Fungus, Foot/ Leg injuries and a host of other cuts, scrapes & abrasions.
Our solution contains no steroids or antibiotics and no added dyes and is completely safe for use around the eyes. With no odor and no sting upon application, administration is a breeze. Also use for disinfecting incubators, nest boxes & brooders.
Banixx for CHIXX is a must-have for the backyard chicken owner to have in their Chicken First Aid kit.
Pecking sores (also known as Feather pecking) are the result of a behavioral problem that occurs most frequently amongst domestic hens raised for egg production. Feather pecking occurs when one bird repeatedly pecks at the feathers of another. The levels of severity are recognized as gentle or severe. Gentle feather pecking is considered to be a normal investigatory behavior where the feathers of the recipient are hardly disturbed. However, in severe feather pecking, the feathers of the recipient are grasped, pulled at and removed. This is painful for the receiving bird and can lead to trauma of the skin or bleeding, which in turn may lead to cannibalism and death. Birds are attracted to the redness that arises from the trauma and hence the behavior is exacerbated. Banixx for CHIXX, while not being a behavioral solution, will upon application, turn a red, inflamed area into a pink (non-inviting area) and accelerate tissue repair. Separation of birds is generally recommended until the injured chicken is healthy, however, this behavior may continue when the bird is returned to the flock….read more… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feather_pecking
Customer Testimonial by Dianne:
“This stuff works miracles. I have a pet chicken that was hurt by a dog. I put it in with my other chickens after it was injured. The next morning the other chickens had pecked her whole back down to the bone in an area the size of a saucer. She was almost dead. I immediately took her out, sprayed Banixx on her 3 to 4 times a day and within a couple of days it had a scab on it and then started to heal. This stuff kept her from getting infected too. Soon my hen was as good as new and all her feathers came back. She was a happy, healthy hen all because of Banixx. I think it saved her life and it healed her wound much quicker than expected.”
Bumble Foot is a term used to describe an infection called plantar pododermatitis on a chicken's foot. It is characterized by swelling, sometimes redness and often, a distinguishing black or brown scab on the bottom of a chicken's foot. Bumblefoot, if left untreated, can be fatal, as the infection can spread to other tissues and eventually to the bones. It occurs when bacteria, such as Staphylococcus invade and cause infection in the skin of a chicken's foot, creating a pus-filled abscess. The entry point for bacteria can be anything from a cut, scrape, injury or even simply a raw spot on the skin caused by walking on wet, dirty bedding. The most common behavioral symptoms of bumblefoot include limping and lameness. By the time a chicken is seen limping, the infection has most likely been festering for quite some time. Examination of the footpad may reveal redness, swelling and either a callous-like lesion, a lump between the toes or a black scab on the footpad. Most BumbleFoot treatments involve the use of iodine but, Banixx for CHIXX is a much easier, more effective, less messy antimicrobial solution….read more… http://www.kittycooks.com/bumblefoot-in-chickens.html
Fowl Pox (FP) is a virus that affects chickens, turkeys, and other birds. Both the wet and dry forms of FP are spread via mosquito bites or by the scabs which drop off and remain infectious for months. While Pox is active, the flock will be vulnerable to secondary infections – both cutaneous (the skin) and systemic (their whole system). This is where Banixx for CHIXX plays a role in addressing the bacterial issues of a secondary skin infection. Fowl pox may manifest as Scabs, Sores, bumps & lesions that may be white or yellow generally and may be accompanied by listlessness, loss of appetite and/or lower egg production. Recommended treatment is generally a regular triple-antibiotic ointment around the corners of the eyes, mouth and the body but Banixx for CHIXX provides a much easier, effective solution by providing a potent anti-bacterial, anti-fungal spray that denies access to bacterial growth on your chicken. Easy to administer, Banixx for CHIXX has no odor or sting and is not affected by temperature extremes, hot or cold. Read more…… http://hoeggerfarmyard.com/how-to-easily-diagnose-and-treat-fowl-pox/
Customer Testimonial from Jim of Lake Barrington Feed store in Illinois.
"I breed ornamental chickens. Used to have dead chicks in the incubator trays due to bacterial infections picked up from the trays.. Now, i just spray the incubator trays with Banixx...NO more dead chicks"..!!”