Chick wing injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by arr36, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. arr36

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    One of my 2 week old chicks somehow got itself caught up in the mama hens feathers under her (she's a Buff so very fluffy), I only realised when I went down to do their corn so it could've been stuck for ages today. There were two feathers tightly around the top of the baby's wing. I managed to free it but the whole wing is swollen and is dragged down a bit I guess from the weight of it. It's moving it a tiny bit and there's no obvious break or deformity but I can see the swelling and bruising. :( I'm worried about risk of infection but I don't think that'll be significantly different if I bring it inside to a brooder. What to do?!
     

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