Whats the easiest way

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by the3ofus+oursixchicks, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. the3ofus+oursixchicks

    the3ofus+oursixchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2011
    I have a hen I took to the vet today and he said she had possible ( I know I am not going to spell this right but maybe you can understand) icciculitis a respiratory infection. he gave us antibiotics. She is breathing with her mouth open most of the time. I am wondering whats the easiest way to give her the meds? its so hard to hold their head and hold the beak open. my husband usually does that and I shoot the meds in. she is a gentle hen a little rowdy but trying to hold her head and keep her mouth open was exhausting. I felt so sorry for her we couldn't get it done. her breathing was so much worse after her struggeling with us. she has to have it so any suggestions? I just didn't know if it was ok for her to be exhausted like that being sick and all.
  2. alaskanchickens

    alaskanchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2014
    South central Alaska
    Have you tried putting it in a small amount of water? I've never dealt with it personally but that would be the way I would try. Or mix it in with some special treats. Good luck!

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