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post #11 of 18
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She has layer feed, with a bowl of oyster shell next to it. We just did the warm bath/massage thing to try and help it along if she has a bound egg. Also tried to feel around again internally and didn't feel anything.
post #12 of 18
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I found liquid calcium gluconate that is touted for milk fever in cattle. Can we give her this orally? If so how much? Do we mix it in her water or give straight with a syringe?
post #13 of 18
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I found liquid calcium gluconate that is touted for milk fever in cattle. Can we give her this orally? If so how much? Do we mix it in her water or give straight with a syringe?

23%? If so, it's what I use and I give 0.2 ml per pound orally (five pound hen would get 1 ml) Refrigerate after opening.

-Kathy
post #14 of 18
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Sweet! Thank you so much! One more question. Can I put it in the drinking water for my other birds? If so what is the dosage for that?
post #15 of 18
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Sweet! Thank you so much! One more question. Can I put it in the drinking water for my other birds? If so what is the dosage for that?

I would treat just the one.

-Kathy
post #16 of 18
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Well she's been quarantined for about 72 hours. Eating, drinking, and pooping. Seems a little more perky. We've been giving her calcium gluconate. Besides not laying an egg she seems to be doing fine. She's going back to the general population today and we'll keep an eye on her and see how she does. Thanks for the information Kathy.
post #17 of 18
Might be a good idea to get a baseline weight on her, then weigh her every few days. Do you have a kitchen or postal scale?

-Kathy
post #18 of 18
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Yes we do. We can do that.
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