How often to give water by syringe & how much?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Brahmadarma, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. Brahmadarma

    Brahmadarma Songster

    Aug 13, 2008
    I have a very sick chick, isolated, not drinking, bright green poo..
    I have been giving 2ccs of water by syringe every three hours.
    Is this too much? Too little? Too often ? Not often enough?
    Please help.
  2. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Songster

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Florida
    How old is your chick? When chicks first hatch, they have a bright green poo. But if it is a little older, it should not be bright green.

    When I have a sick chickie, I take make up some vitamin/electrolyte water and mix some with the chick feed to make a soup. I draw the liquid up in the syringe and give that to the chick to give it some nourishment and keep it hydrated. I usually do it every 2-3 hours until they pep up some. I also try to encourage them to eat with 'wet' chick feed (you can wet it with the vitamin water), and try moving the food around with your finger to get the chick interested. Yogurt mixed with the chick feed is good too and they usually like that also. Good luck, let us know how he is doing.

    Lisa [​IMG]
  3. Brahmadarma

    Brahmadarma Songster

    Aug 13, 2008
    Thank you Lisa. I did everything I could think of, but I lost her.
    I am heartbroken,especially so because I still don't know what was wrong with her, I probably never will.
    I posted another thread when she first got ill (Symptoms....)but it didn't provoke much response.
    Thanks for being there for me.
  4. bucketgirl

    bucketgirl Chirping

    Apr 14, 2009
    Snohomish, WA
    Thanks for posting this...this is very helpful information. Do you mind giving me a pointer to where you got electrolytes/vitamins? Thanks.
  5. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Songster

    May 1, 2011
    This thread is from '08. I will try and help though. You can get vitamins/electrolytes from most feed stores. You mix them up in water. For vitamins, poly vi sol infant vitamins without iron can be purchased at all stores that have a vitamin section.

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