We are trying to treat our sick hen and I need some advice quickly, please: 1) If we are trying to hydrate her with electrolytes, how much should we give her in one dose, and should it be Pedialyte, Gatorade, or something else? She has already had poultry vitamins and electrolytes for a couple of days, but is not eating or drinking well. 2) We want to treat her with a crushed Tums tablet in her food. She shares a feeder with her roo. Is it ok for him to have Tums too or is that too much calcium? If we are giving her calcium in Tums form, should we also be treating her with other vitamins (we were going to give her some liquid baby vitamins this evening) 3) I hope to be able to ask our vet this, but in case I can't, does anyone know: on Monday we are picking up some Juvenile Formula from him This is considered a complete nutritional supplement, and his office said she should not need any additional vitamin supplement. AT that point, should we discontinue the Tums and supplemental electrolytes? She was very sick yesterday and is a little better today, but I am hoping that the Tums and electrolytes will make a big difference. We think she has severe calcium deficiency. WE cannot afford a vet visit; by pleading with his office we got them to give us the juvenile formula, so any advice is appreciated. Thanks.