broken wing help?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by klf73, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    I have a poor pullet that an over zealous cockeral tried to grab. We saw it happen and ran but the damage was done(he's lucky he's a tolbunt polish or he would have been gone). Her wing is definitely broken just above the "elbow" joint. I separated her and used a thin vet wrap to secure to her body. Problem is the little brat keeps pulling it off. I am going today to get a wider roll. My questions are(1)- how do I keep her from pulling it off? I was thinking of trying to deter with a saddle? and (2)-how long does it need to be wrapped? I know the wildlife people told me their (birds)bones heal quickly so they need to be set asap. All help appreciated, thanks. [​IMG]
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia

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