hanging wing in hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicachic, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. chicachic

    chicachic In the Brooder

    Hi everyone. I have a hen that appears to have a dislocated shoulder but nothing else wrong. Her wing is hanging down. She seemed ok yesterday so I planned on building her a low roost since I don't know what to do about it. Today, however, she seemed to be unsteady and when I approached her she got upset and ended up on her back but quickly righted herself. Later she was out and about. No nasal discharge or eye issues; no coughing and I can't imagine why all of a sudden she would have injured herself in the pen. Any ideas or thoughts on this?[​IMG]

  2. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

    Jul 9, 2011
    Lago Vista, TX
    could be a slipped tendon. if you get the chance I would touch it and see how she reacts, whether there is a clear sign of pain or not. you might be able to make a bandage to help hold it up against her body until it heals. maybe this little bump will help an someone with more experience will chime in
  3. chicachic

    chicachic In the Brooder

    Thank you, frosthazard. I will try to bndage it. Do you think I need to "set" it or just place it against her? I appreciate your help

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