There are many instruments available on the market today for administering medicine or feeding a baby animal. The syringe is widely used for hand-feeding. It is used to dispense the food directly into the chick's mouth. The flow of the formula can easily be controlled by the hand-feeder. This is an important accessory to have not only for feeding a baby chick, but for administering medication or even when an adult bird is ill and needs to be fed.