How much pedialyte is safe to administer to your sick chicken? I've read a lot of responses on this message board about giving pedialyte to chickens who are ill, but they never seem to say how much is too much and how much exactly to give. I have heard one should dilute it, but how much? Can you kill your chicken with Pedialyte? The reason why I asked is that I think I may have accidently killed my sweet hen. I am torn up inside over this and while a part of me does not want to know, another part of me wants to in order to make sure it is broadcasted that too much Pedialyte can kill... if it can. I just never heard any warnings about it in all I have read. Then I read yesterday somewhere that it can if you give too much you can cause the electrolytes to go out of whack and your pet can die. ?? My hen, who was just over a year old , had been having problems since last year at this time with what seemed to be jaundice. She's been ill off and on since. She amazingly pulled through several times and during the worst time I think it was the amoxicillin (antibiotic) that seemed to do the trick. The vet, when she saw her the last time this happened- which was in September-, surmised that what ailed her was most likely liver failure due to her jaundice and that she would probably pass from it some time in her life. (The other guess was parasites.) She would always pull through and get some color in her face again and be a peppy normal chicken. She really was an amazing chicken. I miss her so much already. However this last time, she became ill again about a week before she died. She did seem more tired than usual, and something told me that this time she may not pull through. I got some antibiotics for her again. She was on her third day of taking amoxicillin this time around when she passed. She died having 3 quick successive seizures at about 11:30 pm. I had administered the Pedialyte via needle-less syringe down her throat at about earlier 5pm. The pedialyte that I gave her was the amount of the circumference of a half dollar if you puddled it. I didn't think that was that much. I gave her this amount because I could tell by her comb that she was really dehydrated and I was thinking she could use some help. (Her comb was kind of purple-orangy, with white dry skin flecks on it and also visibly shrunken.) I wasn't thinking pedialyte could not be bad for her-thinking whatever the body didn't use would pass through. Did I accidently kill my chicken? Is that too much pedialyte to give in one dose? IF so, why aren't more people warning about it's use? I really don't know if it was the Pedialyte or just the nature of her disease running its course, but I feel sick inside thinking it may be the Pedialyte that I gave her that killed her. For future reference, does anyone know the answer?