Injured wing, and loss of balance

Jays HenHouse

Hatching
7 Years
Nov 10, 2012
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New Hampshire
I have a chicken who looked like she had a hurt wing. Seemed broken or dislocated so I tried wraping it to her body, and then she seemed to not be able to walk or keep her balance. I clipped her wing feathers so she wouldn't drag it or stand on it. It's been a week and she doesn't seem to be any better. She seems to be eating & drinking good, but no matter how clean & dry I keep her she has a bad odor.
 

ImpulsiveFarmer

Songster
7 Years
Jun 29, 2012
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Chautauqua County, NY
You should ask this on the Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures thread.

Was the wing actually injured of was she just having difficulty holding it to her body? What type of smell? Like something rotting? and has she been laying and what does her poop look like? How old is the bird? Has she had any other symptoms like wheezing or sneezing? It's hard to say what's wrong with her by just what you posted.

I can't think of any disease that would cause loss of balance and a weakened wing without any other sort of symptom, I'm not much of an expert on poultry diseases though. I'm sure someone on the disease thread can be of more help. To me it kind of sounds like a predator might have gotten a hold of her and knocked her around a bit (a head injury could explain the loss of balance). Have you checked her over for wounds? The smell could be a wound that is festering.

Hope your bird gets better.
 

sumi

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Jun 28, 2011
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Hello and welcome to BYC
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X2 on the above post. Good luck with your hen!
 

redsoxs

Crowing
8 Years
Jul 17, 2011
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Greetings from Kansas, Jays HenHouse, and
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! Happy you joined us! Sorry to hear about your hurt hen. I agree with ImpulsiveFarmer about posting over in the other thread - you should get more preceise advice there. Good luck to you and your hen!
 

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