HELP URGENT WING RIPPED OFF

Myrtagh

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Jun 30, 2020
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HELP -
About the 4 month old chicks wing has been ripped off by a fox, not too much bleeding considering the damage - although I don't know how long ago it was. The joint is sticking out the wound and I've sprayed it with antibacterial chicken stuff, I'm thinking about sewing the wound together so the skin heals over the joint, is that a bad idea?
Chick is walking/jumping/eating etc. Doesn't appear to be in shock
 

HannahDolding

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If anyone is following this, I have an update:
We had to wait 2 days to take him to the vet and he survived on asparin water and antibac spray till then, but he was in pretty bad condition. When we got to the vets we had to wait another week to have his bone amputated and wound sewn. After that he started improving and we kept him inside. During his recovery he became really attached to my sister and my dog cos she's taking a gap year so she's always home. He also loves tomatoes we discovered and has grown back mostly all of his feathers. He is the sweetest chicken ever and is coping well with one wing.
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This is him relaxing on my sisters lap
 
Feb 28, 2020
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If anyone is following this, I have an update:
We had to wait 2 days to take him to the vet and he survived on asparin water and antibac spray till then, but he was in pretty bad condition. When we got to the vets we had to wait another week to have his bone amputated and wound sewn. After that he started improving and we kept him inside. During his recovery he became really attached to my sister and my dog cos she's taking a gap year so she's always home. He also loves tomatoes we discovered and has grown back mostly all of his feathers. He is the sweetest chicken ever and is coping well with one wing. View attachment 2426292
This is him relaxing on my sisters lap
Hes a lovely little boy...
Hey..is he a Belgian bantam?:love
 

sourland

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I am not a vet, and I've only had one like this, and it was not as serious, as in there wasn't as much bone exposed. Can you go tractor supply and get some chlorhexidine? I ask because I think you will need to remove most of that bone and then you will need something to flush the wound with.

I was about to agree with the 'bone removal', but just read your update. Well done. He'll do fine without one wing.
 

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