Force Feeding Schedule

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicky Babe7000, May 28, 2012.

  1. Chicky Babe7000

    Chicky Babe7000 Hatching

    May 28, 2012
    Hi All,
    I have my first sick chicken.

    She stopped laying 2 days ago and yesterday was lethargic, tail droopy. Her comb and waddles are a great color. Her poos are watery and look like egg whites with some dark matter and yellow.

    I checked her for a bound egg and couldn't feel anything.

    Yesterday, I brought her in and put her in a warm bath for about an hour. She is not eating unless I hand feed her and that is just a little bit. She is drinking on her own. I blow dried her and put in a crate inside for the night on a heating pad.

    Today she's the same only is panting as well...I think she might have a temperature as her breath is hot. How do you take a chickens temp and what's normal?

    I have been giving her probiotics in yogurt, collidal silver in her water with vitamins.

    I would like to force feed her 'Bio-K plus' and food and am wondering how often I should do that.

  2. peacemaam

    peacemaam In the Brooder

    Jan 28, 2013
    Minot, ND
    Sad you never got a reply for this, what happened?

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