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What to feed if my 'roo is infected with mycotoxin?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by offdagridsoon, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. offdagridsoon

    offdagridsoon In the Brooder

    Feb 20, 2009
    He's not eating or drinking on his own, and it is far and away easier to get liquid food into him. Would raw egg yolk be alright for him to have? I'm still finger-feeding him rolled oats mixed with yogurt & water, but I'm not sure what else would be good to give him that wouldn't contribute to the fungal growth. Any ideas?

  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    I have heard of using a molasses flush to rid the chicken of toxins after eating moldy food. Use 2 or 3 tablespoons in a gallon of water. If he is not drinking on his own, you can syringe it down his throat several times a day. Do this for a few days. If nothing else the molasses will add calories and possibly keep his blood sugar stable. I am sorry about your roo. [​IMG]

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