Yesterday my babies were mauled by a hawk. The dog was not in the yard, go figure. Luckily, I got out there before he killed anyone, but one of my EE chick, bandit, has a broken wing with protruding bones. Obviously I have two options, vet amputation or cull. I tried to set the bones, but it's just not possible and she will eventually die from infection of its not amputated at the break. My husband rushed home from work when he got my text. He was ready to cull and is mad at me for letting her suffer. He agreed now that she has recovered from shock that she worth saving. I just don't know where to find and avian vet and I know it's going to be hella costly. I can afford a vet bill, I'm just not sure if I can justify it. So, the search begins. I wrapped her wing with gauze and cleaned it with providone iodine and bactracin. I also have her a smal shot of antibiotics. She is in good spirits and happy to be close to me or her sisters.
The vet I see (that Margie quoted) is really great. Her name is Dr. Miller. Here's the Google search for avian vets in CO: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=avian%20vet%20colorado - I hope there's one on there that can help you out, if you go that route.
For me, it was worth finding a vet that would take birds because the bird that got sick was close to $300. More than that, they're not livestock for me - I'm not raising them to eventually eat, so killing one that I have the ability to save doesn't sit right with me. I'm positive this also has a LOT to do with the fact that my first dog died terribly because I couldn't and didn't have the ability to go to a vet to catch the problem early.
Everyone is different, though. A few weeks ago, I had someone shaming me for wanting to take my shrink wrapped chick in for a checkup if it made it into fully feathered age and was told I should just "use a hatch" on it now. Not wanting to pay the money to take a chicken to the vet doesn't make someone coldhearted, it's the way they tell someone else their opinion about it that does.