My three chickens were attacked by one of our dogs four days ago, and two are going to be OK. I had them in a shower stall ICU for four days, feeding them sugar water with eye dropper first day. Now the two want regular food, and ready to go out again. Poor Henny, she's in bad shape, she lost a big strip of skin on her neck, it looks awful. I wish they had pain meds for. Chickens. Anyway want to let you know I figured out a way to get nutrition into her. We use a nutraceutical product that is finely powdered vegetable greens, the company uses nanotechnology to reduce to essence. Humans dissolve tablespoon in a glass of juice and equal to 5 salads. I put half a teaspoon in a shot glass of water and sat there with Henny in my lap, holding it under her beak. She took tiny sips, and eventually drank all of it, poor thing. Put her in basket in shower stall with the lights off.
I imagine one could give a chicken thin pea soup or puréed vegetable broth, we had the Metagreens product on hand.
Question: if I put the other two chickens outside, can I keep her alone in ICU? I know chickens need to be around other chickens to survive, I don't want her to just give up.
Also, any advice about all of this is most welcome!
Edited by sammymocha - 4/19/16 at 9:24am