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how often do i feed and give water to injured chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crystaldee, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. crystaldee

    crystaldee New Egg

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    I posted last night about my chickens that were atacked and most were killed the one with the broken neck died so I have three now one is doing great and the other one who only has one eye and its still swollen and can't find the food and water if I put an eye dropper with the antibiotic water up to her beak she will drink and will eat the mash out of a spoon held up to her beak my question is how often do I give her food and water they are inside so I can watch them closely thank you all so much for your help
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I'd set a timer for every 45 mins and try that schedule.
     
  3. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds like a good time schedule. Whole grain bread with a little molassis diluted with warm water is a good thing too. What did you decide to do for the eye? I know of a good healing herbal compress to sooth and speed healing, if you're interested. I'll be online later this evening if you want more info. Glad to hear 3 made it. What a horrible scene to come upon. Again, so sorry this has happened.
     
  4. crystaldee

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    The one who is the in the worst shape won't get up or eat I was able to get a little water in her but I don't hold much hope for her but anything I can for the one who only has one eye and its swollen shut would be great yes please let me know more about the compress you guys are great I have no idea how I found this forum but I am so glad I did I couldn't find any help anywere untill I found this site even the Vet was no help
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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  6. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
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    I'm going to quote out of this great book called "THE COMPLETE HERBAL HANDBOOK FOR FARM AND STABLE" by Juliette de Bairacli Levy, orig published in 1952, most recent ed. I know of 1991: "EYEBRIGHT (Euphrasia officinalis. family Scrophulariaceae) The plant is plentiful in meadows and pastures. Distinguished by its tiny growth, and miniature, solitary, white flowerets, tinged with purple, and marked with a yellow eye. The name of the plant is derived from its remarkable eye restorative powers, even curing blindness in many cases. The whole plant is also nervine, tonic and astringent. Its use is both internal and external, strengthening greatly the eye nerves when so used. The high potassium and sulfur content of the plant make it also of value in treatment of gastric ailments, especially insufficiency of gastric juices (yes, I'm quoting the whole passage!). USE: Treatment of weak and inflamed eyes, keratitis, conjunctivitis, ulcers. Also all gastric disorders. DOSE: One handful of herb brewed in one pint of water. give in morning and night. Use the brew also for external bathing of the eyes". Now, I have eyebright on my property, but since I wasn't positive when I needed this for my rooster, I found eyebright capsuls at our herb store and at our CO-OP. Of course, I live in Humboldt County, CA, and obtaining natural herbal remedies is not a problem out here. There's always the plain used tea bag as a compress. Chamomile tea is good for pain and inflamation, so you could use that type of tea bag, too. Good luck.
    P.S. I used the eyebright from the herbal store on my rooster, who had lost one eye a year previous, and his remaining eye was competely swollen shut and oozing (draining puss-like liquid) due to an injury. His eye was open and functional w/in 2 days. However, I also used Terramycin eye ointment, because I was concerned about the infection and I had it on hand. SO --- what is it that worked??? Excellent question.....
     
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