2 of my hens ate Foxglove, what do I do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mommaford09, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. mommaford09

    mommaford09 Out Of The Brooder

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    So 2 days ago, 2 of my hens were acting really strange. They were off balance and really sleepy. After much searching and racking my brain, I realize they got into my daughters plant for her butterfly garden and it was foxglove. So for 2 days they have been in my house sleeping, but not eating or drinking much. Is there something else I should be doing for them? Is there a way to get the poison out of their system. Thanks!
     
  2. Naser

    Naser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can't get the poison out of their system after 2 days, there is a substance called (Digoxin immune Fab) . which is antibody. it is used for humans but I am not sure if it can be used for chickens. those products cost an arm and a leg anyway. just keep them in a warm place and give them plenty of fluids.
     
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  3. mommaford09

    mommaford09 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's part of the problem they are not drinking anything at all. I have 2 different things of water in the cage and all they do is sleep on it or spill it everywhere. How can I force fluids into them?
     

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