How to administer vitamine drops to chicken who won't drink???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Granolamom, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Granolamom

    Granolamom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Pearl" was attacked by a dog 5 days ago, and her wounds are recovering nicely (kudos to Colloidal Silver, it has been the only wound dressing we have used, and is doing a marvelous job!!!). She is starting to move around a bit more than before, but still not eating much (only tiny amounts of her usual favorites, consisting of yogurt, pasta, oatmeal, scrambled egg, fruit. I have not seen her drink any water at all, but she must be getting some liquid, because she's still alive. I've purchased Poultry Nutri Drench, and need to know how to give this to her orally. Please give detailed instructions. Do I dip her beak into it, or put it in her beak, and if so, how to I get her to open it???
     
  2. RuffledFeathers

    RuffledFeathers Out Of The Brooder

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    Use a dropper and just put one drop at a time on the tip of her beak- it will roll off the side and into her mouth, and then she will swallow on her own. Don't try to force her to drink or you may get it into her lungs.
     

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