Can I force feed a sick hen?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wings, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. wings

    wings Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    My hen is in our ICU chicken house right now. We're not sure what's the matter with her. She just seems very lethargic and I don't think she's laying.

    She hasn't been eating, either, so I'm wondering if I can force feed her. She is drinking some water, but not much. Can I put stuff in her water? What treats can I feed her to try to get her to eat? Any help is appreciated.
  2. nealsbirds

    nealsbirds Hatching

    Mar 4, 2009
    I have force feed by sick chickens, I use katee parrot hand feeding formula and a siringe for baby parrots. you can get thes things at most pet stores. I sit down on the floor with the chicken,hold it and squirt the formula in the left side of the beak.

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