Boost or Ensure or other drinks like it

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JakRat, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. JakRat

    JakRat Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Has anyone ever used boost or ensure for their hens in poor health or not eating?

    I am just curious.
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Chicken nutritional requirements vary widely from human nutritional requirements. Chickens also lack the enzymes necessary to digest lactose.

    There is a baby parrot hand-feeding formula that is often tube fed to ailing birds should they need a boost. You should look into that for any ill birds.

    Good luck.
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I think those might be too high in sugar but am not sure. I wouldn't give them myself.

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