I think my chick has a broken wing(s)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Merry, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. Merry

    Merry New Egg

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    Hi,
    We have four chicks, they're six weeks old. This morning when I went to check on them, my otherwise active and noisy Golden Campine chick was dragging her wings. I think she might have gotten stepped on. At one point when I let them wander around she fell over and seemed unable to get herself upright. I knew they were getting bigger and I'd have to seperate them soon into groups of two. I just didn't think they were this big yet.
    She's not making her normal sounds, or flapping. She's not pulling her wiings to her, and I was able to fan them out with no problem. She even let me hold her with no protest. She is eating and drinking, and walking around a bit, but she even looks sad...I feel so bad. What do I do? Help!
     
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    What makes you so sure this is a physical injury ... have you had them on medicated starter? are they outside on the ground? what is the temps? sorry but so little info here to go on...
     
  3. Merry

    Merry New Egg

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    Yes, they're on medical starter, they're housed in rabbit cages outside with a heat lamp at night (temps in the 50's). Daytime temps are in the 80's-90's, and I let them run around on the ground for about an hour or two each day. Just a tiny bit of fuzz left around the neck area of two.
    I did seperate them into two groups of two, and she seems to be happier, she's holding her wings up a bit now, and she doesn't look so sad, but one is still drooping considerably lower than the other.
    That's mainly why I think it's physical.
     
  4. Three Cedars Silkies

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    I wish I knew what to suggest. Maybe a vet could check her out on Monday?
     

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