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ideas for feeding/watering sick chicken

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here's my situation: I have a silkie (5 months old) with wry neck. she is coming along but she wants to move and is flapping all over. I have her in a large plastic tote. I want her to have access to her feed and water, but with all her flapping she knocks everything I've tried over. she will only drink out of the red bottom of a waterer. Took me a week to figure out why she wouldn't drink. :he I don't want to put holes in the tote. any ideas would be greatly welcomed. I thought of the quart size feeder and waterer but how to make them immobile...

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Why are you keeping her in a tote?  Are you giving her any vitamins?  My recommendation:  Let that girl out of jail.  She would be much better if she was allowed to mingle with the rest of the flock, even with wry neck.  See to it that she has access to food and water.  Let her mingle, and pick up a bottle of poultry Nutri-Drench.  Your whole flock may benefit from some ND, and you can give her a few drops straight from the dropper.

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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she is in a tote because she is not able to stand up or walk. she would be trampled in the coop! she is being hand fed 3 or 4 times a day. pellets, scrambled eggs, yogurt and water added. yes she is getting vitamins E and b12 complex, and nutri drench each day. my flock is also getting vitamins and electrolytes in their water. 

post #4 of 4

Ok, got it.  She's sicker than I thought.  

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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