Ever have a hen lose a full wing?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickensinwasillaAK, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. chickensinwasillaAK

    chickensinwasillaAK Songster

    Feb 2, 2011
    Wasilla Alaska
    I have a hen that was grabbed by an Eagle on the right side but she was then dropped. Had a pretty good wound on the right and the right wing drooped. Took care of the wound and it healed up, the wing continued to droop. This week I found the wing on the floor of the coop, wing joint looked black. I inspected the hen, she wasn't bleeding and is still laying. The wing had good feathers so there had to be a blood supply to the wing.

    Anyone else ever have this happen, very strange to me but the bird still seems happy so I guess she can accept the missing appendage.
  2. TTracy

    TTracy Chirping

    Aug 8, 2013
    Western Michigan
    All I can say is WOW!!
    Excuse me while I pick up my jaw off my desk!!
    That is wild. Its amazing how hardy chickens can be!!

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