Attacked by unknown predator- broken wing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fenderbender2002, May 2, 2008.

  1. fenderbender2002

    fenderbender2002 New Egg

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    Wed early morning hours my coop was attacked by an unknown predator and now one of the chickens is missing and presumed dead (due to the amount of feathers and blood) and another has a broken wing. Since the wing just hangs there and drags on the ground my friend has recommended that we amputate the wing once she has recovered a little from the attack. I would like some feedback on the situation before we do it as she is one of my favorites and I don't want to lose her. My friend has done this sort of procedure before as he used to work on a chicken farm. Thanks for any help you guys and gals may be able to provide.
     
  2. ebaribault

    ebaribault Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try taping it up and wrapping it.
    I think the chicken would rather be dead than be missing a wing.

    Best of luck,
    Ed
     
  3. fenderbender2002

    fenderbender2002 New Egg

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    He was only talking about removing it at the first knuckle. I just can't bring myself to put her down after she has fought this hard to survive.
     
  4. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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