How much water and food

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickschool, May 29, 2011.

  1. chickschool

    chickschool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had to feed my sick hen water and food a few times with a dropper. How much water and food should I be sure she consumes a day? Also, should I be giving her sugar water to help with energy? What is the ratio for sugar per water?
     
  2. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    electrolyte soltion in her water would be better, not to concentrated, dip her beak in the water. not sure of the exact amount of food a hen needs each day but any food would be helpful for strenght. good luck
     
  3. chickschool

    chickschool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did add them to her water but she is also on an antibiotic and not drinking much of either so I'm still doing the dropper thing. I'm hoping for her to perk up by tomorrow. Is it more important for her to stay hydrated than eat?
     

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