The feeding tube I purchased a while back is a 14. Is that small enough for a bantam? Mine are around 1 pound.
So I went to check on Clairebear. The good news is that she is aware and awake. Her right foot seems stronger, but her left foot is not working. When I checked the big coop, my silver laced polish that is about 17 weeks old was lying on her side. If I stand her up.. she will walk. She will stand to eat, but then sits lays back down. For fifteen minutes, she has just laid there. I think my flock has gotten something else. I've heard vitamin e deficiency? I hate to even murmur the word Mareks, but this would fit. I am cleaning out a smaller coop to remove any bird that looks a bit suspicious. Since none of my birds are vaccinated against mareks, they are all susceptible (although they would be since the vaccine doesn't necessarily mean they won't get it). Since it is airborne and they all live in the garage, then all would have it now?
I have to admit I know nothing about this Mareks.
Okay I just read through some of the comments and I think I read that your flock has had Marek's? (Kathy?) If so... do you have any advice on how to continue. The birds are VERY thin. The two that are struggling to walk.. I can feel their chest bone and hardly any meat.
I am open to learning to use a catheter. Should I try to save them? Clair.. bless her little heart.. she's so little and just eating up a storm. I'm going to go clean up the emergency coop so that I can move a few over to that.