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Injured wing, can't get up

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kmlnll, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. kmlnll

    kmlnll In the Brooder

    Oct 19, 2013
    A few months ago our hen was attacked by dogs and basically her left shoulder ripped off. This left her wing droopy and I don't think there's enough muscles to use it at all anymore.

    She's amazingly healed up (even has been laying eggs again). She's been the coop with her sisters for a few months now too.

    My question is- with her lacking any sort of muscle strength in that wing, if she falls over or anything she gets stuck till we find her and help her. Sadly it appears this happens frequently and she gets stuck on her side for long periods.

    Does anyone have suggestions on how to maybe strengthen that wing? Or some way to help her do this on her own? I'm at a loss on how to help her...

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Surgical removal of the wing might actually help, but might be cost prohibitive.
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    Can you post a picture of her wing?


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