Can you give a chicken aspirin?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kitkatkate, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. Kitkatkate

    Kitkatkate Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a sick chicken in my garage and I gave her 1/3 of an aspirin. Is that safe? I figured aspirin is a lot more natural than most medicines, so she wouldn't get hurt.
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  3. Kitkatkate

    Kitkatkate Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not actually sure what's wrong-she has mites, which I'm treating, but I think there's some other problem. She is kind of flopping around and she's pretty weak. She sits all hunched up like birds do when they're cold. After the aspirin kicked in, she eagerly ate some bread. Also, she feebly tries to escape when you lift her.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I'd suggest vitamin supplements / electrolytes may help. If they don't after 5 days or so, and a vet is not an option, then broad spectrum antibiotics is probably your only available option left IMO.

    CT
     
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  5. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I agree with CTKen. Provide her with some vitamins/electrolytes.
    How old is she?
    How are you treating the mites?
    Is she eating/drinking?
    What type of feed do you give her?
     
  6. Kitkatkate

    Kitkatkate Out Of The Brooder

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    She is almost 3. I'm spraying her with the garlic juice mixture. If she sees food, she'll flop over and eat it. We are giving her table scraps, because we don't have food in town with us.

    Is there any recommended vitamins?

    Where do you get chicken antibiotics?
     
  7. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You can purchase poultry vitamins at the local feed store.
    If you don't have regular chicken feed to give her offer scrambled or hard boiled egg, tuna, salmon or meat. A small amount of fresh fruit, vegetables or sunflowers seeds can be given as treats. Make sure she has access to some grit. If she is laying eggs, oyster shell free choice is also a good idea.
    Do you think she is injured?
    Has she laid any eggs?
    What does her abdomen feel like?
     

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