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This is the vitamin/electrolyte mix we use.
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This is the vitamin/electrolyte mix we use.

Do you just mix both in the water? How do I make sure she is taking in enough?
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You do not give both at the same time. The antibiotic will bind with the vitamins in the chickens system, and be flushed out. You give one or the other. Ife chicken is presenting really really ill I treat with antibiotics first, then offer the electrolyte/vitamin solution once done medicating. If she isn't drinking on her own from the waterer, you'll have to syringe feed her.
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You do not give both at the same time. The antibiotic will bind with the vitamins in the chickens system, and be flushed out. You give one or the other. Ife chicken is presenting really really ill I treat with antibiotics first, then offer the electrolyte/vitamin solution once done medicating. If she isn't drinking on her own from the waterer, you'll have to syringe feed her.

Ok, thank you. She is drinking on her own....just not very much or very often. She is mostly just sleeping/half awake
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This is what we use

Same drug, but a different dose. The 800mg dose for that product is ~5 teaspoons per gallon.

-Kathy
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Originally Posted by RockyFieldsFarm View Post

You do not give both at the same time. The antibiotic will bind with the vitamins in the chickens system, and be flushed out. You give one or the other. Ife chicken is presenting really really ill I treat with antibiotics first, then offer the electrolyte/vitamin solution once done medicating. If she isn't drinking on her own from the waterer, you'll have to syringe feed her.

Ok, thank you. She is drinking on her own....just not very much or very often. She is mostly just sleeping/half awake

It would be best if you could have a vet look at her, but if you can't, and she isn't drinking enough, you will need to tube fluids to her.

-Kathy
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She's cute.

-Kathy
post #19 of 23
I hope she pulls through!!
post #20 of 23
I forgot to mention I add organic apple cider vinegar to the antibiotic mixture. I use Bragg's. I use 2 tablespoons per gallon of water.
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