feeding a roo that isn't eating enough

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by seminolewind, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    My roo was injured in a fight. Now he twists his neck to the side. I've seen him eat and drink a bit. But he needs to eat more cause his crop is empty.
    How do I hand feed him? Or another method?
     
  2. earthfriendlyfarm

    earthfriendlyfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Ellijay
    Hey I have only been on this site a while, but some of what I have learned that might help is...

    Maybe mix a little warm water in with his food to make a puddiny mash. and add a drop or two of sugar or molasses for energy, and I add Bach Flower Remedy "Rescue Remedy" a couple of drops to helps significantly reduce the stress. Let him stay by himself in a warm quiet area for a bit and see if he doesn't come around.
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Thanks. I just mixed a hard boiled egg, bit of oil, yogurt, and some feed, and he ate it all up! I'm soooo glad. Thanks, Earthfriendly!
     
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    EXCELLENT! it is always so heart warming when they begin to show signs of feeling better. YEAH!
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Earth, it must have given him some energy cause he jumped up on the roost and crowed! He still walks circles backwards. But at least he's hungry.
     

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