ee with healed broken jaw very small and thin

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by juliecarkhuff, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. juliecarkhuff

    juliecarkhuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an 6mo. EE that had her jaw broken when she was young. I did not catch it until it was healed. Her beak is now set in an X she eats out of the feeder but can not peck off the ground. I hand feed her alot but she is half the size of the other hens and fells very thin. Is there anything I can hand feed her to help her put on weight? She cant peck anything she licks it up with her tongue. Thank you for any help or ideas that you have.
     
  2. bird_brain_scientist

    bird_brain_scientist Out Of The Brooder

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    The poor thing. How did she break her jaw?

    Have you tried yogurt? That is the first thing that comes to mind. That obviously would only work short term and is not a balanced diet.

    Or, maybe you could try soaking+blending her normal ration until it becomes a paste?
     
  3. juliecarkhuff

    juliecarkhuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we dont know how it got broken. When she was about 4 weeks old I picked her up and it was already healed.
     

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