Can I give my Hen baby asprin?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fweepfwop, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. fweepfwop

    fweepfwop New Egg

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    She is in pain and I want to help her. One of the little punk neighbor hood kids got into the coop when I was not at home and hurt her. She is limping on one foot. I am not sure exactly what he did to her, because my kids wont tell me everything. But I can tell she is in pain. Is there something I can give her. I thought maybe a piece of baby asprin or something?
    Does anybody have any suggestions?
    Thank you in advance
     
  2. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    i have given my a baby asprin, i have also doctored them with vit e capsule broken and put the liquid in there mouth. maybe this chicken needs to be put off somewhere by thereself and needs extra nurtionment like from yogurt and oatmeal, that sort of thing. best of luck.
     
  3. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Yes, you can give her a small amount of baby asprin... about a quarter of a piece. Disolve it in some water and give it to her via syringe. If you can, bring her inside or put her in her own area (in a cage, chicken tractor, whatever you have on hand) so she can rest her leg.
     
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Yes you can give her aspirin...
    As for the punk kids, after the whipping I'd give the little cretin, I'd buy a lock for the coop.
     
  5. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    how is the hen doing today?
     
  6. fweepfwop

    fweepfwop New Egg

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    She seems to be doing better, but she seems afraid. I did put some asprin in her water and she rested some last night. I did buy a lock and put it on the coop also and told the kids they are not allowed in the yard.
    Thank you everyone for your help
     
  7. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Glad that she's doing better. I made sure that any of the neighbourhood kids knew that they weren't to come in the yard if I wasn't home...unfortunately, it never stopped some of them from throwing things at them...:thun

    She should come around with some TLC and when she feels safe again.
     
  8. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    poor thing, glad she is doing some better. ours needed some tlc awhile back, i am sure she will spring back soon!
     

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