Hen attacked by dog, may have broken wing. Can it be fixed?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Wyo Chick, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Wyo Chick

    Wyo Chick Songster

    Yesterday, one of my hens got out of her pen and the dog got her. I thought she was dead, but I think in shock. I seperated her from the flock and checked on her a little later. She was up, but her left wing was dragging. If her wing is broken can it heal?

  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Yes...you can splint it to her body if no bones are protruding....if there are you would need to clean it and try to.set the bone in a better angle or if very bad...amputate the wing.
    For bandaging get some vet wrap. hold the.chicken and take the vet wrap under her wing. crias cross the vet wrap over her wing and put her wing in the correct position. Take the two end of the wrap and wrap one end under her chest then back up the other side. Take the other end and do it in reverse. This will keep the wing snug to her body until it heals.

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