So as I'm tackling with treating my first sick hen (suspected fowl cholera, getting SubQ oxytetracycline), I was wondering. How do you best feed a bird that won't eat on its own? Tube feeding? Just let it not eat? I just spent the past hour carefully dripping, drop by slow drop, of pureed oatmeal (hot water, quick oats, blender, let cool, suck into syringe) onto her beak to eat. Of the 20mLs in the syringe, I think I got 15mLs (1 tablespoon) into her. For the first time since she got sick a few days ago, her crop had food in it. I'd only been syringing her pedialyte, but given how high a bird's metabolism, I felt if she wasn't able to or not wanting to eat, she'd starve before she could kick the illness. What do you do? Do you make any sort of nutritious mixture? I am sure I could have added yogurt, bananas, and made a puree to syringe feed too. But the first feeding, I just wanted to keep it simple. She kinda fought getting fed at first (yay! She was peppy enough to fight). But eventually stopped fighting and willingly opened her beak for a drop, I let her swallow and breathe, and then she'd get another drop. Almost like she was too weak to feed without assistance. I do worry about aspiration, though. What is the chicken subQ dose for Vitamin B Complex? I know it can help her recover, and help stimulate appetite.