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Rubber catheter type feeding tubes are dirt cheap, as in less than $1 each from a medical supply store. They come in "French" sizes from 3-34. The smaller the number, the smaller the tube. The smallest one I use is an 8 and I use that on all baby chicks. I think metal crop tubes are sized in gauges, so for those the smaller the number, the larger the tube. The sizes I use most are 8, 10, 16,18 and 30.
Here is the size 8
Here are the sizes:
All tubes listed below are 97 cents each ($.97 each)
These are the cheapest 60 ml syringes we could find and they last much longer than the more expensive brands. This box of 25 syringes is $9.99
Med-Vet Syringes 60cc Catheter Tip 25/bx
Edited by casportpony - 2/21/16 at 2:27pm
@tracyjg , IV's for chicks? Do you mean tubing fluids and food or giving fluids IV or subcutaneously? Tubing fluids and food is dead easy, and subcutaneously fluids can be done fairly easily if you've had some experience doing them on mammals.
Edited by casportpony - 2/21/16 at 10:05am
I have had new borns throu less then a week old. Some where injured when hatched . We tried to fix the best we could. Some eat and drank at first . And stoped. Some didn't eat or drink at all. Even when trying to introduce. Some of them have a genetic issues. The vet says its in the male gene in all my roosters.so right now. I trying to figure out. If hope my duck can safely deliver them. I don't want to put all my roosters down. I probably need to have both.
If you think you might want to tube them, get some of the tubes in post #5242 either online or from your vet. They are less than $1 each from that website, but probably closer to $5 each from a vet. If you decide you need them, and want to learn how to tube, I can teach you.
@Amykins You've got a lot of people sending out tons of positive energy to you & your babies! Hang in there & never lose faith that things will work themselves out!
Thank you all so much...I'm still so scared and sad but I don't have any choice other than just keep trying. :/ I just don't want to give up my precious Wobs.
Oh dear, when was this? Did they just stop breathing on their own or did it happen after a tube feeding or something?