Chicken hates water

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Elise14, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Elise14

    Elise14 Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't seem to get one of my three year old chickens to drink water!!!!! She has impacted crop and refuses any water i give her.
    She has had impacted crop three times and I think it is because of this. Is there anything i can do to get her to drink?
    I am getting desperate!!!!
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I would try electrolytes. They seem to make you thirsty.
     
  3. Elise14

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    Do you have any homemade recipes that work?And thank you for you response.
     
  4. TheMinesweeper

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    i'm a total newbie (as in, i just got my first chicks last week) but i thought the lady at the feed store told me that the "chick boost" i was buying had electrolytes in it. maybe call your feed store and ask them? i also follow a lady named mavis' blog (one hundred dollars a month, i think it's called) and she mentions something about electrolytes and gatorade for her new chicks in her "how to care for baby chicks" section.
     
  5. animalgirl12

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    I had something like that in one of my chickens (I found her stuffing herself chicken food) I forced a little water into her mouth and then gently massaging her crop then I only gave her water for the rest of the day tell her crop was empty.
     
  6. Sparrow

    Sparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pedialyte is a good source of electrolytes as well.
     
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  7. Elise14

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    Is there a limit on how much i should give her?
    Also do you think this recipe would work just as good?

    4 cups water
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    3 tablespoons sugar of honey
    1/2 a teaspoon of salt

    Would any thing in that harm chickens?
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I think Pedialyte would be better.
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    X2!
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    You should learn how to tube feed her liquid. Then maybe feed her just crumbles soaked in water.
     

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