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What can I give for pain?

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I have a 9 month old pullet who came home from ranging two nights ago limping.  She must have a sprain and she is whining with pain. 

What can I give her for pain and how would I give it.


Thanks,

Mary


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post #2 of 9

I have heard you can give a chicken aspirin. I would do a search to see how much and exactly how to give it.
Hope this helps, and I hope your pullet feels better.
Also, check the bottom of her feet and make sure there isn't something stuck in her foot or check for bumblefoot.

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Originally Posted by mudderhen 

I have heard you can give a chicken aspirin. I would do a search to see how much and exactly how to give it.
Hope this helps, and I hope your pullet feels better.
Also, check the bottom of her feet and make sure there isn't something stuck in her foot or check for bumblefoot.


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post #4 of 9

You can get some Metacam from your vet.  Safer than aspirin.  Good luck,
Mary

post #5 of 9

Take a half a baby aspirin and dissolve it in water.  Have the chicken drink that.

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Originally Posted by mtnhomechick 
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Originally Posted by mudderhen 

I have heard you can give a chicken aspirin. I would do a search to see how much and exactly how to give it.
Hope this helps, and I hope your pullet feels better.
Also, check the bottom of her feet and make sure there isn't something stuck in her foot or check for bumblefoot.


OK and Thanks.


I checked and the foot seems fine. No cuts or bumblefoot.   She's still limping though.  And Whimpering.  I hate to see a bird in pain.

Right now I have her in our living room in a rabbit hutch, hoping she will rest it better there.

I gave her a baby aspirin yesterday.  Guess I better just give a half of one today.  Don't want to OD her an aspirin.

She is eating and drinking fine and she did lay an egg yesterday after I brought her in.

Any further advice would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Mary

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post #7 of 9

so glad to hear she is doing better!

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post #8 of 9

I hope your bird feels better. Does she seem to whine as much after getting the aspirin? It takes about 1/2-1 hour for the meds to take effect in people, but I don't know how long it takes in chickens. You may also want to add Terramycin to the water just in case there is some unseen infection. I would keep her still and warm for a few days and not let her move around much, then see if she seems a little better.

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There's no sign of a cut.  She must have sprained it.  She whimpers alot.  I took her out to the pen today while the others free ranged to see if she would do better there.  She just laid there.  I left her out for an hour and brought her back in.

She's eating very well.  Not drinking too much but I am hydrating her with a syringe which she hates.

She laid an egg again today........which I don't care about but it's worth mentioning.

I just feel for her.........I haven't noticed that the aspirin is helping her.

She is using her wings and 1 leg to get around......but reluctantly.

Hope I don't lose her........she is a real sweetie.

Dang!!!!!!

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