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Author Topic: Sick hen-it's a mystery!  (Read 3682 times)

zeeteecee

  • Joined Jul 2010
Re: Sick hen-it's a mystery!
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2011, 07:58:27 am »
hee hee-yes, maybe i'm wisened too but I LOVE that!
Z
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Buffy the eggs layer

  • Joined Jun 2010
  • East Yorkshire
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Re: Sick hen-it's a mystery!
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2011, 12:05:30 pm »
Hi Z,

  if she takes another turn for the worst then syringing her with water will prevent her from dehydrating. A syringe of olive oil will softed a dried out crop and a gentle massage of the crop will help to move things through her. Feeding her chick crumbs may be appealing and easier to manage and the added protine and anti biotic contained can help.

I have had the same thing in two of my birds. As a result I'm now affraid to use flubenvet.

Buffy
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