Chicken isn't eating or drinking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by alisonmaria, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. alisonmaria

    alisonmaria New Egg

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    Hello again!
    I've just started my chickens medicine for gapeworms. She's pretty pitiful and hasn't been eating or drinking for about 5 days. I've been giving her close to a cup of a water a day through a syringe to keep her hydrated.
    I was wondering if I could give her pediasure to help her until she feels well enough to eat?

    Thank you!!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I would give her poultry electrolytes with vitamins in her water. Fluids are more important than food at first. The Pediasure may be too rich or sugary for her. You can water down her feed and add egg or plain yogurt for protein and probiotics. Tube feeding can be performed with baby bird feed preparations. You might google "go team tube feeding" for a good article by casportpony.
     
  3. Glenda Heywoodo

    Glenda Heywoodo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What I always did was this

    Wet mash probiotic for Ecoli in gut
    for what ever is infecting your chickens
    It is good for all the chickens year round

    now you have a defficent gut problem with the E.coli
    and it needs to have the Vitamin E put in the wet mash probiotic to help the E.coli gut problem
    do this
    now the
    natural probiotic recipe is this:
    1 qt of dry crumbles
    2 qts of milk, sweet, sour, or buttermilk or a mixture of all or some
    1/4 cup of non flavored yoguart ( no artificial sweetmer)
    mix good
    NOW THE IMPORTANT INGRIEDIENT FOR EACH CHICK FED
    and add 1- 400 mg of Vit E by cutting the end off the vit E capsule for each chick fed this wet mash
    putting it in the wet mash
    this for each chicken your treating
    so for each chicken use 2 tsp of mixture and 1-400 mg of Vit E
    MIX VITAMINS IN MASH GOOD
    twice a day for them till the manure is solid
    and feed each
    chicken 2 tbsp full and what they will clean up in 20-30 minutes
    then clean wet feeders and restock dry crumbles
    do this twice a day for a week
    till the chickens manure is right
    then quit the Vit E make just the wet mash probiotic
    then once a week for life
     

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