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How to inject

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tracy the chick, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could someone please tell me where on the chicken do i give an injection? My chicken has Coryza and i have to start giving them injections from monday when there medication arrives. Also how do i give an injection....
     
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  3. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    If you are using Tylan make sure to do the injection SubQ (subcutaneous, under the skin). Don't inject into muscle. It can cause permanent muscle damage if injected into the muscle.
     
  4. ailurophile23

    ailurophile23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When we had to do antibiotics, we gave the penicillin injection in the meaty part of the breast. Not sure if it is the same for the meds for Coryza. Husband held bird and I blew back feathers so we could see the skin, stuck the needle into the bird and pushed the plunger. For me, the hardest part was getting the needle through the skin - it was tougher than I imagined and I didn't want to hurt the bird.
     
  5. ailurophile23

    ailurophile23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If this is the case, disregard my previous post. What we did was intramuscular, not SubQ. Hopefully someone else will get on and say how and where to do SubQ on a chicken.
     
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  6. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys xxxx
     
  7. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    A SQ injection is one of the easiest to give if you have the right sized needle. For a chicken it needs to be tiny gauged and short. Pick a likely spot on the bird, preferably where there is some fatty tissue. You are not trying to stick into a muscle, just into the fatty layer under the skin, so the needle doesn't go very deep. Clean your chosen area with alcohol, pinch the skin up so you have a little pinchful of skin between your thumb and index fingers, penetrate your pinch with the needle, and inject the med. Clean the area again with alcohol. Easy as pie! Remember to rotate your sites so as not to damage any one area with the medicine.

    Good luck.
     

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