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How big is a rooster's stomach?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dustbath, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. dustbath

    dustbath Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know the approximate stomach capacity of a 7.3 pound Wyandotte rooster? I want to give him fluids by beak but I'm afraid of overdoing it.
     
  2. stargirl

    stargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm afraid I don't, but I was told at least 1/2 pint a day for hens. I'd go with between 300-500ml and see how he fairs. It's probably better to have a bit too much than too little.
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    If you are tubing him food mix, then I'd give about 30 - 40cc's into the croup, not stomach. See how that fills hims then go from their. Less is better as too much will over flow and aspirate him. I want to say 50 - 60cc was about normal for a large breed. Fluids I'd give 1/2 that .
     
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  4. dustbath

    dustbath Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!!! That's exactly what I needed to know.

    Right now I've just been giving him fluids by the tube, along with his medication. If I were to add some food, how would I do that? Mix his mash into water to make a liquid? How often would you recommend giving the amounts of fluids and food you suggested? ie, is the 30 to 40 cc the total amount per day?
     

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