Question about hand-feeding

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by EggyErin, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. EggyErin

    EggyErin Songster

    Apr 2, 2011
    N. Ga mountains
    I have another sick hen that maybe I've caught in time. I have her on Sulmet. I've syringed water into her several times today and have fed a little egg/yogurt mix once. She's accepting the water fine. Food's okay but I haven't given her much. How often should I do this? Should I feed her as much as she'll eat at one time? I've got some crumbles soaking now and thought I'd try those soon. I can do more yogurt but again, how much?

  2. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Songster

    Mar 11, 2011
    When I have a sick chicken I try to get them to eat as much as they want of normal food, I also feed them

    this mix

    1 cooked egg (boiled)
    1 teaspoon of honey
    2 tablespoons of yogert
    3-4 tablespoons of dry oats

    they love this stuff and its good for them

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