Chicks Wing is GONE! What now?

debvaughn23

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Last week we introduced a new 5 week old chick to our flock (of 2 other 5 week olds). Things seemed fine. This morning when we went out to feed them the new chick is missing a wing. Not bleeding freely, just red and sore looking. She's eating and drinking. We have not observed pecking, in fact, the three of them sleep together at night. But this is our first chicken attempt and we don't know what to do. Medical treatments? Separate them? Help!
 

Critter Crazy

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You will definitely have to seperate. Chicks will peck anything that looks like blood, and it will only get worse. As far as treatment of the wingess chick goes, I dont know, as I have never had to deal with this before.
 

dlhunicorn

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separate that chick to an inside brooder (it sounds as though you had outside?) and keep warm and give electrolytes... apply antibiotic creme . keep a good eye on it to monitor taht it is drinking and eating.
 

d.k

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* Did you find the wing or have any idea what got it off her?? She needs electrolytes for shock, and the wound needs cleaning and a sterile gauze dressing. She WILL need antibiotics most likely and 1 &1/4 baby aspirin to a quart of water for pain-- THOUGH I wouldn't start that until all bleeding has stopped. Can you post pics so it can be determined if the wound should be stitched?? Poly-Vi-Sol has a good quantity of vit. A in it that can assist in wound healing and skin problems. You may want to consider using it according to dlhunicorn's timetable.
 
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debvaughn23

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Apr 12, 2008
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UPDATE: Called the local feed store where we got the chick and they advised to apply antibiotic creme and watch for infection. Suspected it might have been a rat? She is separated and seems much more upset about being taken away from her sisters than about the loss of her wing. Peeping loudly at first, but now seems to be settling down. Will keep an eye on her.

Will the wing grow back? Don't know much about chicken anatomy.
 

Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

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Rat traps are only about a 1.50 at walmart go buy a couple.
To me its worth just tossing the whole trap along with what ever you get, if you catch something.

:-( I hope he makes a good recovery.
 

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