Giving oral medications ?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by harvey, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. harvey

    harvey Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    I was wondering how to get the chicken to open its mouth and how far back in the mouth to put the medication. Also, will the chicken try to spit out the medication? I plan on using an oral based wormer and I've never done this before.

    Thanks for your suggestions.

    Chris
     
  2. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha, chickens will never willingly cooperate for meds! Use their wattles as a handle to pull the beak open and keep the head still. If liquid, squirt the meds at an angle so the goo slides down the side of the throat. If pill, pop it in the back and rub their throats.
     

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