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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RetiredRon, Dec 28, 2015.
And here: http://www.hopkinslivestock.com/oral_dosing_article.htm
How do you open a chickens mouth/beak to get it in em... wouldn't they really fight it?
To give wormer to my chickens, I pull the wattles or chin feathers down, give a couple of drops or about 1/4 ml at a time, then release the wattles for the bird to swallow, and repeat. Using a syringe is the best way to measure and give the wormer.
Did you look at the links?
For some reason, I couldnt even see what I posted or the later posts till now. I will look
How to give Oral Medications
Oral Dosing by @new 2 pfowl
• How do I know if I should be administering medication orally?
This depends upon various factors, such as what the medication is and how ill your bird is. In general, keep in mind that oral dosing is often the best way to control dosage and to ensure that your bird actually receives this dosage.
• What tools do I need to dose orally? Where do I get them?
You will need a small oral medication (needleless) syringe, suggested size 1 ml/cc, depending upon the dose being administered. They can be easily obtained online (for example, search for “oral medication syringe” on Amazon).
Please see details elsewhere in this thread about where to obtain medication.
• How do I determine the dosage?
Please see helpful dosing information elsewhere in this thread.
• How do I do it, anyways?
You will need a helper to ensure the safety and proper medication of your bird.
1. Have your medication measures and the syringe prepared before taking any action.
2. Catch and restrain the bird.
3. Have your helper gently pry the bird’s beak open.
4. Be sure that you understand where the medication-filled syringe should be inserted.
The opening in the center at the back of the tongue is the trachea – nothing should ever go in there!
5. Gently insert the syringe alongside the right hand side of the tongue, and inject the medication slowly to ensure that it does not spill over into the trachea.
* Please note that images are courtesy of Craig Hopkins, http://www.hopkinslivestock.com/peafowl.htm
Thank you guys.. I looked in the throat of one of the ones I questioned. I didn't see anything like I understand the gapeworm to be. I know however, I need to worm.. I'm seeing stuff that resembles worms in my 6 week Marans. I'm so scared of over dosing or drowning them by it going down the trach.. I have been putting apple vinegar in water for them, but I saw signs of worms this morning so I need to get out the kitchen scale,syringe, safeguard and patience. . Fear is already here
Are you comfortable holding your chickens? The hardest part is holding them.
Safeguard is very safe. Your week old chicks probably don't weigh more than a pound, so they would get no more than 1/4 cc.
How big are you other birds? Average sized laying hen should get about 1 cc (ml).