Can I injected my chickens with these needles?

Doperooster

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Dec 8, 2020
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So, I realized that my chicken have respiratory problems and don’t know if they will make it though the night. I read that “liquamycin LA-200 is the best solution and vetrx. I’ve been using vetrx on my pass respiratory infections and it’s worked but it’s really bad right now for them. So I wanted to know if these needle are safe they look big and never used needles tbh. If you have any suggestions on what could help I would really appreciate it.
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SarahGfa

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You can get insulin needles from a pharmacy. The needles you have are way too big. But if you have never used needles before, I don't think you should be injecting the chicken. Can you take your chicken to a vet?
 

Allthefloofs

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Sep 16, 2020
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I agree with above poster, you should have 25g-ish needles for a chicken, and you should know whether you need to inject subcutaneously (under the skin) or intramuscularly (in the muscle), which muscle (breast, thigh), how deep to go...you get my drift? Some things even need intraperitoneal injections, that is some tricky stuff there, hitting the peritoneum is not easy. You can kill your bird if you don't know what you are doing. Some of the ways are hitting a vein/artery, injecting air and not sterilizing the area well enough.
Forgive me if you know all of this already, I don't have all the info, but wouldn't want you to embark on something that proves fatal for your chicken.
 

Shezadandy

Crowing
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Sep 26, 2015
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So, I realized that my chicken have respiratory problems and don’t know if they will make it though the night. I read that “liquamycin LA-200 is the best solution and vetrx. I’ve been using vetrx on my pass respiratory infections and it’s worked but it’s really bad right now for them. So I wanted to know if these needle are safe they look big and never used needles tbh. If you have any suggestions on what could help I would really appreciate it. View attachment 2468273 View attachment 2468274

Hang onto the 16 gauges and keep them in your chicken emergency kit. They are perfect for draining ascities!

Often times the farm stores have pre-prepared syringe/needle combos with 22 and 25 gauge needles, or you can buy the pieces separately.
 

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