Chicken Vet, I'm curious about your thoughts.
Here's how I did my math to figure out the amount of calcium to give:
Recommendation for oral dosage: 25 mg calcium / kg - This was the recommedation I found on two different sites. If it was incorrect... well... that's what I had to work with. :-(
Henrietta = 5 lbs or 2.3 kg
2.3 kg x 25 mg/kg = 56.7 mg
Each 100 ml (100 cc) = 2.14 grams = 2.14 grams (from the label) or 2140 mg
SO each cc = .0214 grams or 21.4 mg
Does injection take less to work?
She's doing better after I gave her the dosage on Saturday. (I actually gave her 1/2 cc in the am and another 1/2 cc in the pm).
In fact, her behavior now is 100% normal. Her behavior...
On Sunday she layed an egg with a collapsed thin shell - which was more than we had gotten all week.
So although I understand the risks of doing the calcium, she was so much worse without it.
I would LOVE to be able to take her to a vet. Our only avian option (and she admits she is not a chicken expert - she's an exotic bird expert) is $$$$$. I can't justify >$200 to see what's wrong. I hate it, but we're just going to do our best and see what happens...
What are your thoughts about this being a possible after-effect of infectious bronchitis? (if that is indeed what she had)