How to keep recovering chicken hydrated

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lovemy6hens, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. lovemy6hens

    lovemy6hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our 3 year old buff orpington, Mrs. Pickles, isn't drinking as much as the other girls in the flock. She was dehydrated and had a swollen eye, so she was away from the flock for a week. She's been back with them for a week. She isn't being kept away from the waterers and we've added electrolytes, but she still isn't drinking as much as the others. How do we make sure she's getting enough water?
     
  2. Lady Grey

    Lady Grey Out Of The Brooder

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    I've never tried it, but it seems like an eyedropper might work.
     
  3. lovemy6hens

    lovemy6hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you.
     
  4. anniechickmama

    anniechickmama New Egg

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    I have used eyedroppers and syringes to help hydrate my hens.
     
  5. lovemy6hens

    lovemy6hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you.
     
  6. lovemy6hens

    lovemy6hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much should she be given at a time and how often? We have small dosing syringes.
     
  7. Lady Grey

    Lady Grey Out Of The Brooder

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    I really don't know. Small amounts frequently seems like the best bet.
     
  8. lovemy6hens

    lovemy6hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you.
     

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