can you give sulmet for drinking water orally?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by coopMOM, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. coopMOM

    coopMOM Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a very sick chicken who is weak and has loose stool and I want to start treatment tonight for her. Can I give the sulmet orally without mixing with water? She doesn't drink tonight. Any help is greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
    Carly
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would not. I would mix it in the water and give her a dropper full.

    What is wrong with the chicken?
     
  3. coopMOM

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    Thank you. Would you just mix it to the specs on the bottle for how much 4 hens would drink in a day and give her just one dropper? Or did you mean make it more concentrated. Thanks a lot.
    Carly
     
  4. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would mix according to the bottle. Then give her the mixture that you made in a dropper if she is not drinking.
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yeah, mix acording to bottle and let her drink. It won't kill the cocci in her, but will prevent them from multiplying.
     

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