Dislocated wing - will wrap, but needs to eat

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicken Chickita, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Chicken Chickita

    Chicken Chickita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 19-week old Americauna who I just noticed has a dislocated wing. I just found a site that showed me how to properly wrap it against her body. I'm at work and will do so as soon as I get home. She is currently separated from the flock and in a cage in the house by herself with food and water. She is up and moving around but I haven't seen her eat. She didn't eat during the day yesterday or last night. She feels way too skinny. Does anyone know of a way to get her to eat? Does anyone have any other advice that might be helpful.

    Thanks so much for your help!!!!
     
  2. Phenomenon

    Phenomenon Out Of The Brooder

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    Is she drinking? If not a small pipette will do the job. If she won't open up a gentle trickle on her beak will soon have her swallowing. [​IMG]

    As for food, if she's off eating the last thing she'll fancy is a pellet or mash, so try some porridge oats cooked with water. Make sure it's not hot before offering it to your girl. A little bit on the end of a clean finger should see her take it and hopefully regain her appetite.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Chicken Chickita

    Chicken Chickita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you. I appreciate the advice. I have used a pipette before with my other birds. I will try something soft like creamed oats or porridge. I'm wondering if anything with more protein would be a good idea. I once had a chicken stop eating and got way too skinny. Someone recommended meal worms because of the protein. She ate the meal worms but this one hasn't seemed interested in them.
     

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