Treating pain in a chick

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  1. Harikts

    Harikts New Egg

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    I have a 5 day old Salmon Faverolle. She's limping and holding up one leg off and on. The leg itself looks fine, but it's clearly painful. What can I safely give her? I know aspirin is ok for adults, but given her age, is it safe for her? If so what dose can I give?
     
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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] was she like this from the time she was hatched? Or do you think the other chicks trampled her or picked on her?
     
  5. Harikts

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    She was not that way when she hatched. She's much more fragile than the other three. I think she was injured by one or more of the other chicks. She doesn't seem to be bullied, but I've seen the other chicks run over her a few times. She can put weight on the leg, but she doesn't like it. It is a little swollen and slightly bruised. I'm fairly certain this is a soft tissue injury, and it will heal fine. I just feel really bad that she's in pain!
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] You can safely give chickens baby aspirin, but I have no idea what a safe dosage would be for such a small chick. If the injury's not too severe I think just try and keep her comfortable, make sure she eats and drinks and doesn't get pushed around by the others. Chicks usually recover very quickly from injuries.
     
  7. Harikts

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    Thank you! She really is doing well except for the leg. She is able to get to food and water. I'll just monitor for now. Thanks for the help!!!
     

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