Aspiration Pneumonia?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by coleridgedane, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. coleridgedane

    coleridgedane Chirping

    Dec 14, 2011
    Marietta, GA
    Long story short, one of my 3-week-old BCMs went down & I stupidly dipped her beak in sugar water instead of syringing it. Believe I gave her water into her lungs. She's isolated in a warm ER brooder & I'm feeding her egg yolks, Greek yogurt, & sometimes she's eating her med chick started.

    She's sleeping a lot & seems to have labored breathing. This is 3 days later & I'm just happy she's doing a little better.

    Anyone have any advice or suggestions?
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Pneumonia can possibly set in. You can try mixing 2cc's of liquid amoxicillin with 2cc's of water. Then use an eyedropper and place 1 drop of the mixture on the side of her beak and let her drink it on her own. Do this once a day for 5-7 days and hopefully she'll recover.

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