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A chicken with a broken wing

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jackery11, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. jackery11

    jackery11 New Egg

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    How should I handle my chicken that has a broken wing? What equipment should be used? Can someone help me please
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :) Try posting in the "Emergencies/Diseases/Injuries and Cures" section. You should get a good answer there.

    Hope your chicken will get better.
     
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  3. jackery11

    jackery11 New Egg

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    Thank you, where can I find that?
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    HI and Welcome to BYC.

    So sorry about your chicken.

    Here's the link to the emergencies forums: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    But, according to my references all you can do is place the wing in a natural wing position and wrap it against the chicken's body with vet wrap or gauge. It will take 2 weeks to heal. It may heal at an angle but for a backyard chicken they will do ok with that. And be sure to place the chicken in your "hospital" until it heals. Once recovered, be careful and patient to reintegrate the chicken back to the flock.

    Hope this helps and wish her a speedy recovery.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
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  6. gander007

    gander007 Overrun With Chickens

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]
     
  7. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This sounds like good advice and is very similar to what I had to do when I had a hen break her leg.

    And by the way, welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  8. runnerpaul

    runnerpaul New Egg

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    Thank you for the advice written here. A fox killed 5 of my son's chickens yesterday and left 3 with broken wings. He is is going to tape the wings back in place. Hopefully they will survive. The same fox killed 6 or his neighbor"s chickens the day before.
    The fox will be shot as soon as it shows up again.
     

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