how do I give a chicken a shot and where

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenladytx, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. chickenladytx

    chickenladytx Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone know where to give a chicken a shot and how? Thanks
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    What antibiotic are you using? Penicillin is usually given in the breast muscle, Tylan can be under the skin on the back of the neck or in the breast muscle. Though some say in the thigh, the state vet told me that folks should never do that because they often hit nerves and can paralyze the bird.

    Can't type much, carpal tunnel, but push into the skin, maybe 1/8" into the muscle, then slowly push in the plunger. You may need someone else to hold the bird.
     
  3. chickenladytx

    chickenladytx Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the help.[​IMG]
     
  4. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Make sure you pull back alittle on the syringe and check for blood! [​IMG]
     

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