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moprabbit

  • Joined Oct 2011
  • North Notts
Pain relief for chickens?
« on: September 22, 2021, 10:36:23 pm »
My friend has a chicken which  has been limping quite badly. He thinks she could have sprained it. Just wondered if he could give her something for pain relief? Thank you
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chrismahon

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: Pain relief for chickens?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2021, 07:09:29 am »
Half a 300mg aspirin tablet once only- our vet's suggestion and it does work wonders.

moprabbit

  • Joined Oct 2011
  • North Notts
Re: Pain relief for chickens?
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2021, 08:57:34 am »
Thanks for that Chrismahon. Did you dissolve the aspirin in water and syringe it in her beak?
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chrismahon

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: Pain relief for chickens?
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2021, 09:11:19 am »
We just drop the piece well down her throat and flush it down further with syringed water. I don't think it will taste very nice otherwise. You could follow it up with a treat, to be sure it goes down (like a split grape). Ours have all shown a rapid improvement.

moprabbit

  • Joined Oct 2011
  • North Notts
Re: Pain relief for chickens?
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2021, 09:47:20 am »
Thank you, I'll pass this on.
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arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow: Aaaah - Summer is over. Doggies and I will enjoy reclaiming "God's Country" beaches and various by-ways.
Re: Pain relief for chickens?
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2021, 11:33:02 pm »
(I know I'm going to get stick, but ) .. the remedy for an ailing chicken is surely a good Sunday lunch !!

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Pain relief for chickens?
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2021, 01:36:14 am »
(I know I'm going to get stick, but ) .. the remedy for an ailing chicken is surely a good Sunday lunch !!

Would you really eat a sick animal, especially if you didn't know the cause of its sickness?


OK this one has just a sore leg, so that could be OK.  However, I'm glad I'm not your granny arobwk  :tired:
« Last Edit: September 24, 2021, 01:40:00 am by Fleecewife »
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arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow: Aaaah - Summer is over. Doggies and I will enjoy reclaiming "God's Country" beaches and various by-ways.
Re: Pain relief for chickens?
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2021, 07:26:21 pm »
BSE should teach us the risk of eating sick animals, but that was not going to stop me offering a bit of whimsy @Fleecewife;) :)
That said:  unless a disease is diagnosed before an animal goes for slaughter, who knows what we are eating. I always cook my meat well, but in more recent times I do allow myself a "medium" steak once again ! 

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Pain relief for chickens?
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2021, 08:09:30 pm »
Blood in meat makes me gag  :yuck:  When I eat meat I like it to be cooked long and slow so it falls off the bone. Chefs are mostly unable to cook meat the way I like it (it offends their chefiness not to have it dripping with gore) so I revert to being vegetarian when I eat out.


When one of my sons was studying zoology at Uni he had great fun showing others the fluke and other parasites in the meat from the canteen as they ate their lunch  :yum:


Apart from bacon, I only eat meat I have raised myself ie sheep, but I know I'm very lucky to be able to do so.
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