Hen not eating! TUBE FEEDING QUESTION

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WiddleChix, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. WiddleChix

    WiddleChix Chirping

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    hi so I just started tube feeding my 2 year old hen because she is underweight and not interested in food along with being lethargic with a pale comb.
    I just wanted to know if I could accidentally injure her if I inserted the feeding tube in too far?
    I’m using a piece of aquarium tubing and used a lighter to smooth the end of the tube.
    Thanks
     
  2. WiddleChix

    WiddleChix Chirping

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    I’m also unsure of why she is acting like this. I checked for mites but didn’t see any. I also felt inside for an egg or broken egg and found nothing. Her wings droop and she has low energy, I had to tube feed her this morning because she is so thin and only pecked at the Kaytee Exact that I made her.
     

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