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DROOPY WINGS

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hawkca31, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. hawkca31

    hawkca31 New Egg

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    Can anyone help with this problem? I have lost one chick that had 1 droopy wing, (at 1st I thought it was broken) and now have another one with 2 droopy wings, I trimmed the wings to try keep them from dragging the ground. if she falls down she cannot get up since the wings are needed to help push her up. But once I stand her up she is ok until the next fall. she is still eating but acts a little lethargic.
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
    A little more information will be needed to begin to help you and your birds.
    How old are these chicks? What are the breeds of the chicks? What other symptoms are you noticing - are they taking in food and water normally and expelling waste?
    Droopy wings are generally an indication of illness, not the problem in and of itself -- trimming the wings doesn't address the underlying cause.
     
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under hawkca31 [​IMG] Welcome!

    I agree with Ol Grey Mare that we need more information please. Besides what has already been asked it would help to know their current accommodation [brooder, coop etc] and what you are feeding them?
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    How long has she been like this? You can post in full detail, photos too if available at "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. I hope that the ER experts can help you out.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    More information would be helpful. Good luck to you!
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greeting from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! Hope the good folks in the ER Forum can help you out!
     
  8. MissNutmeg

    MissNutmeg Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hi there, and welcome to BYC! I am so glad you joined us, please make yourself at home here! I think you'll like it! :frow

    ~Cuz
     

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