Droopy wing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cherrypie, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Cherrypie

    Cherrypie Out Of The Brooder

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    My black sexlink has one wing that she seems to be holding lower than the other and she isn't using it to flap. I held her yesterday and gave it a bit of a prodding, which caused no reaction from her, so I don't think it is broken. Can chickens sprain their wings or have some other reason that they might not use a wing? Her "good wing" was clipped, so I wonder if that has caused her to stop using the other one for some reason. It's very puzzling.
     
  2. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Florida
    I don't know, but I have a hen with one wing lower then the other (un-clipped) she flies just fine and has never had a problem
     
  3. Cherrypie

    Cherrypie Out Of The Brooder

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    It's weird because she has stopped using the wing. I watched her today and she jumped up on a chair - she flapped the good (and clipped) wing but didn't flap the droopy/unclipped wing at all. Otherwise, it doesn't seem to bother her or cause her any pain. It's very odd.
     

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