Pullet got bit by a snake ???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bayouchica, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    I think it was a snake, I was freaking thinking it was some disease. It happened yesterday afternoon I guess. I seperated her & watched for awhile. Ya see the wound right above her beak and below there was a little blood there. She's eating & drinking fine poop is normal looking, she just looks like crap, poor girl.
    Can I give her some aspirin to help with the swelling?? I read somewhere about mixing aspirin in water, can someone give me the dosage??
    This morning she's still swollen but she's going around like normal again today. [​IMG]
    More than likely a copperhead or rattlesnake if that what it was.Our cats & dogs have been bit before they'll just swell up a few days & then they are alright.
    Any advice would be appreciated, thanks, Miriam
  2. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Songster

    Jul 7, 2007
    I wonder if she tried to eat a stinging insect like a wasp or yellow jacket and got stung?
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Thats what I was thinking....wasp...bee...either way...yes you can put 1 aspirin in a gallon of water. This will help with her pain,not sure about the swelling tho. Keep an eye on those black spots on her waddle. She is a healthy looking hen...beautifull!! Keep us posted!
  4. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Well we've got plenty of wasps & stinging type bugs around here, guess that could be it.
    Thanks yall I didn't think of that one. I'll keep a close eye on her today & it does seem like that large black spot has faded a bit. Try the aspirin she if that helps her.

    Thanks again,Miriam
  5. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    It could have been a small snake, the marks aren't too far apart. She was probably thinking she found a juicy worm, poor dear!

    I read somewhere here that you can dissolve one plain aspirin in a gallon of water and use that as her drinking water.

    I hope she gets well soon!

    edited: oops I took too long to type this! LOL!
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2007
  6. CutestChickenFarmer

    CutestChickenFarmer Songster

    Jun 26, 2007
    In the event that a chicken ends up on the business end of a wasp or snake, is it okay to give them Benadryl? Like, some liquid children's Benadryl?

    I had a dog once whose face swelled up like crazy, trying to eat a toad. She was wheezing and I was worried about anaphylactic (sp?) so I dosed her up with Benadryl and she was back to normal in about 15 minutes.

    So - can same be used with chickens? If so, any idea about dosage?

  7. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Hey there Mudhen.. it's alright, I'm a hunt & peck typist ! lol Wish I could type faster. [​IMG]
    Hi Susan, I have no idea about using Benadryl on chickens maybe someone else may know. [​IMG]
  8. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    benadly has dephahidromine in it and it will make them sleepy i dont know how much a child has in though [​IMG]
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Yeah, thats always an intersting question if some drugs will work on other animals. Pathways in mammals will all be about the same so most human drugs will work on them...but once you move to avians, i wonder how many will still work.
  10. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Well my little pullet is soo much better looking today. I put her back with the flock yesterday & boy was she happy. [​IMG]
    Thanks everyone for your help, Miriam

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