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What kind of pain meds can you give chickens?

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I havebanamine I use for the horses.  Can chickens get banamine?   I think my little guy would feel better with pain meds.

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Originally Posted by Hennypen 

I havebanamine I use for the horses.  Can chickens get banamine?   I think my little guy would feel better with pain meds.


I don't know about banamine. Never heard of it.

Why do you want to give your chicken pain meds? Is he hurt?
You can give chickens aspirin. I usually see posted 1 baby(81mg)  aspirin dissolved in a quart of water or 1 regular(325mg) dissolved in a gallon of water, and that is from the Mississippi State University, but it has been posted up to 4 times stronger.

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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My vet had me giving 1/2 of a baby aspirin to my hen when she broke her pelvis. I cut them in half and she just took it from my hand. I put it in a kernel of corn to start, but then one day she took it from me as I was trying to stuff it in...so I went with it! Every 4-6 hours, for a full-grown LF bird, 1/4 for a smaller bird.

Use yogurt or milk to assist the possible harshness on the digestive system.

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               ৲(⎠    ~Renée~ *MyHints* NPIP&AI 48-0346 Incubation Cheat Sheet ~t~ SickPage ~f~

 (`-.     _.-⎠̸   I dream of a society in which no one questions a chicken's motive for road crossing. 

*` (_.}  ,' Orp~Ameraucana~Azul d'Oro~d'Uccle~Konza~Aubergine~Banty Cochin~Marans~Rock~Copetóna~

     _ . /       

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No pain meds for chickens of any kind. They dont do well at all on them.

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Aspirin is absolutely fine for chickens, I have used it on the advice of my avian vet as well.

 

You want to treat at a rate of 25 mg. per lb of body weight.  Or approx. 1 baby aspirin per 3 lb's.   I crush them between two spoons, add a couple cc's of buttermilk and suck it all up into a needless syringe and dose the bird that way.  The buttermilk also helps buffer the aspirin.  We were doing that dose on a four pound hen twice a day.

 

Edited to add:  Metacam is also used in birds at a dose, I believe, of .18 ml per 4 lb's.  That would however require a trip to the vet.


Edited by cafarmgirl - 11/6/13 at 2:27pm
wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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I have a 9 day old chick and she has a bad leg she is in some pain and was wondering if there was any pain meds I could give her?
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