Advice on hydrating a poorly chicken?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by micelsa, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. micelsa

    micelsa New Egg

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    Hello there. I was wondering if any of your experienced members would be so kind as to advise how much water to syringe a sick chicken per day? After reading some previous posts I gave her a molasses flush and want to be sure I am properly rehydrating her? How much water does she need each day so that I know how much to bother her? Is it ok to squirt the fluid straight inside her beak? I have bought some electrolytes that have been added to the water I am giving her also. Thanks so much for any advice. She is a much loved pet to Miss 2 and Miss 4yrs old.
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    The average water intake for a chicken is between 0.3-0.5 liters per day. You cannot squirt the fluid directly in her beak because she will aspirate and it will kill her. The best you can do is dribble fluid along her beak line and hope she takes it in. Is she drinking on her own at all?
     

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