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- Jul 23, 2017
Metacam/meloxicam would have helped me understand what you were talking about. http://www.poultrydvm.com/drugs/meloxicamThe only anti-inflammatory/painkiller I would use for a chicken is Metacam as it will not damage the kidneys.
If she only is able to move about by skidding on her abdomen, a sling chair might be the right thing to give her leg the needed rest.
You could try to install her near her flock mates, so they will be able to come and visit. Some chicken will be ok with it, others will raise hell to get out of their sick ward when they see their flockmates and are not able to follow them around.
Additionally they don't mention lack of studies for egg withdrawal for Aspirin vs unknown for meloxicam: http://www.poultrydvm.com/drugs/aspirin
To each his/her own though.