how to care for a hurt chicken?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by big m70726, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. big m70726

    big m70726 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 4, 2011
    A neighbor dog got into aanother neighbor chicken yard . I thought the dog had killed it but later I heaard her cracklin found her undera trialer her wing not sure if it is broke she move it very well trys to fly but as she walk it hangs down I trimmed it so she wouldnt walk on her feathers even twrapped it for a few days but then thought maybe she needs to move it. she is a happy chicks sings and lays . but her wing still hangs anyone know or have any suggestions on what I should do oh and I have her in a cage havent inro her to my flock yet when and how should I do this ? Thanks!
  2. DawnCols

    DawnCols Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Poor thing! Glad you found her.

    I don't know what to do for the wing, but I will say I'd wait before putting her back with the others. Chickens will pick on an injured or sick chicken, and she might get seriously hurt.

    I hope someone more knowledgeable than I am replies soon!

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