Hen with Injured Wing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vwhite, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. vwhite

    vwhite Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my hens hurt her wing. It isn't dragging on the ground or anything, but she holds it kinda low and she wont try to go all the way to the top of the Roost anymore. I read that you should wrap it if it's broken so that it can reset and heal but haven't found anything on sprains. I don't know what to do, how can I tell if it's broken or sprained? Should I just leave her alone? Otherwise she seems fine, she is eating, drinking, acting normal except for the way she carries her wing and the fact that she wont try to go up high in the coop. Any help would be great.

    Thanks!
     
  2. wren

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she uses it a little it probably isn't broken. Just give her a month.
     
  3. vwhite

    vwhite Out Of The Brooder

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    Wren, thanks for your post. you were right. I decided not to bandage her up. I just kept an eye on her and made sure none of the other birds were bothering her etc. She is completely fine now. Goes up to the very top of the coop at night to roost again. =) The problem is she is not very graceful coming down. She normally has rough landings. Silly bird, the funny thing is her name is Grace! Ha ha.

    Anyway thanks again.
     

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