5 Simple Steps to Aid in Administering Medication to your Chickens


| 5/25/2013 11:54:42 AM


Tags: chickens, backyard chickens, medications, health, Fresh Eggs Daily, Lisa - Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl,


 5tips 

If you raise chickens long enough, there will come a time when you need to administer some type of medication orally.  As you can imagine, this isn't always the easiest thing to do, especially if you are trying to do it alone.  To make it even more difficult, it's very easy to squirt the liquid down the windpipe instead of the throat and accidentally aspirate (basically drown) your chicken.

I have been fortunate in that our chickens are basically healthy, but recently, I had one that seemed to be a bit under the weather and I administered some Nutri-drench drops for a few days, several times a day for added nutrients and energy.  Here's how I did it quickly, easily and by myself since my husband is at work all day. I even managed to hold the camera in my other hand! 

Step 1: Pick up your chicken and hold her around the middle, pinning her wings to her body.

Step 2: Gently flip her over so her feet are up in the air. (this is easier than is sounds and once she is upside down, she should immediately stop struggling)

 flipover 




mother earth news fair 2018 schedule

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Next: April 28-29, 2018
Asheville, NC

Sit in on dozens of practical workshops from the leading authorities on modern homesteading, animal husbandry, gardening, real food and more!

LEARN MORE