Painkillers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ravie, May 28, 2011.

  1. Ravie

    Ravie Chillin' With My Peeps

    314
    3
    113
    Aug 4, 2010
    Greenfield, Indiana
    Hi everyone. I posted earlier about my silkie chick which has a broken femur. I am making a new post in the hopes that someone who might not necessarily have treated a broken leg might know something about what give a chick for pain. This is a silkie about 6 weeks old.
     
  2. zookeeper15133

    zookeeper15133 Chillin' With My Peeps

    789
    6
    123
    Apr 22, 2010
    SW PA
    I saw somewhere you can give them asprin. It is a high dosage.

    I found this on another site.
    Aspirin: 1 baby aspirin in 1 cup water or up to 5 325 mg aspirins in a gallon of water.

    Good luck!
     
  3. 1livelychick

    1livelychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    257
    1
    109
    Feb 22, 2010
    Yes. I had a mature hen that had a broken wing from a dog attack. She went through surgery to reset and the vets prescribed metacam..it's for dogs but it worked great for Pot pie and the others who survived the dog attack. You can get a small bottle which is alot cheaper because it doesn't take much for the chickens metabolism. I also have the script for asprin. It's in my truck and I'm in for the night. But I'll look the dosage up for you and send another post. THat came from the vet , too. I hope your silkie is on the mend. Do you have it on antibiotics for the break as well? I'll be intouch in the am.
     
  4. 1livelychick

    1livelychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    257
    1
    109
    Feb 22, 2010
    Quote:ok here is the script from the vet who specializes in poultry science here....5 grams in 8 ounces if water (1000 mg = 1 gram) so, 12 yes that is twelve 81 mg low dose baby asprin in 8 oz, of water. I hope that helps. Good luck!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by