Day Old Pheasant Not Eating Or Drinking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by the Old Rebel, May 12, 2007.

  1. the Old Rebel

    the Old Rebel Rest in Peace -2011

    May 12, 2007
    Hendersonville NC
    I know it isn't a chicken question, but I need help! We have a day-old golden pheasant that is not thriving. It apparently is not eating or drinking. It has one sibling that is 29 hours older. This one took 29 hours to get out of its egg in the incubator. It wouldn't have gotten out if we hadn't finally helped it. The membrane had dried and shrunk down on it.

    It seemed fine yesterday, but isn't doing well now. Can someone tell me how to make sugar water? Would that be safe and/or good to get it some energy so it can eat? We don't have any gatorade or pedialite, but I could go get some. Would that be better? How do I get fluids into such a little bird without drowning it?

    This is our first experience with pheasants. We've been raising chickens, turkeys, guineas, and muscovy ducks for 7 years.

    I need all the help I can get and I appreciate anyone who gives it. Thank you!
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    you need vit/electrolytes in the water and not sugar (it doesnt take very long at all for a bird to get dehydrated)

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