giving aspirin to a listless chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by marshajoy, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. marshajoy

    marshajoy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! This is my first post here.

    I'm looking for some input on what might be ailing my hen, "Stella." She has been pretty listless and not moving around much, though she's eating fine and her eyes look bright as ever. When she does walk, she has trouble balancing. Each step seems like a challenge, and she topples a little. She does not act sensitive to being touched around her wings or legs, so I'm doubting it's an injury.

    I've had her separated from the flock for over a week now, and I've been researching natural remedies. This morning, I put aspirin and silicea (a homeopathic remedy) in with her food, and a capsule of biotin (a vitamin) in her water. A few hours later, I noticed that her droppings were bright green and fizzy. Could one of those "treatments" have caused it? Does anyone know anything about giving those things to a chicken? Or what else might help?

    (I had seen somewhere that aspirin is supposed to help "fever and listlessness," biotin would help an injury heal, and that silicea is good for fatigue).

    Thanks!

    Marsha​
     
  2. marshajoy

    marshajoy Out Of The Brooder

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    (actually, not my first post. i posted that on a forum i just discovered elsewhere-- sorry about that. i've been posting about my two ill hens, Bean and Stella, and am thankful for the feedback i've received).
     
  3. dawg53

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    Try worming them orally with 1/2cc safeguard liquid goat wormer undiluted. Redose again in 10 days.
     

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