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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by erijn5, Sep 25, 2009.
I have to inject my peacocks tomorrow. What size needle do I use. Thanks
There should be something on the peafowl forum. I'll see if I can find it. I think paganbird mentioned it one time.
Quote:Some people were saying 18....what does the length need to be? I can't find it anywhere
Thank you for all the fast responses, you are on it!!!
For our chickens we use a 22 X 1 for a breast injection but it doesn't go in that deep. Just into the breast muscle where you don't hit blood.
Quote:That was funny, I was reading this post as you sent it to me.
Quote:Okay sounds great, thanks
I will check back first thing in the morning to see what other info ya'll have sent.....Thank you all so much, I don't want to loose any of them, and I'm stressing out!!!!
Tylan is not a thick medicine.
22 gauge needles I used to inject in breast muscle seemed not very comfortable for by chickens. I switched to 27 gauge & the chickens hardly minded.
You can get 25 to 30 gauge needles at any regular pharmacy. They sell them for 25 cents or less for insulin shots. You will have to ask a pharmacy worker to hand you the needles from behind the register, but you don't need to have any disease or an authorization from a doctor to get them.
Also the attached syringes are also better than those sold for animals. The plunger moves more smoothly instead of in jumps & spurts. "People syringes" are best for when you are giving medicines orally to your chickens, because you are less likely to accidently squirt too much at a time (which would possibly cause some of the medicine to end up in the bird's lungs instead of correctly swallowed).
I don't recommend giving more than .6 cc Tylan 50 at a time. It makes the bird sore (even if given subcutaneously) and appears to reduce its appetite too much (which isn't good for a sick bird).