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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crtrlovr, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Hi. Got a ? My SLW roo Rocky was fine this a.m. & afternoon. I went outside a little while ago (around 5:15) to make sure everyone was in the run after their free range time and Rocky was holding his L wing down (similar to the "dance" posture) and not tucking it back up along the body like normal position. I gently manipulated it and it doesn't have the normal resistance and tension in the joint it should have. He didn't act like it was hurting, but I was wondering if I could wrap it next to his body for support, and if so, could anyone give some advice as to what to use and how long to leave it wrapped to give the wing a chance to heal? I checked under the wings; no sign of mites, bleeding, or any type of external injury. Got any suggestions? Thanks in advance for your kind responses. Regards, crtrlovr (critterlover)
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2008
  2. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    nobody have any words of wisdom for me?? [​IMG]
  3. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    ok, is anyone actually seeing this post? Anyone know how to actually tell if his wing is broken or what to do with/for it? Need some answers here...
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    heres a bump....
  5. Bump! Hope you get some help.
  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Is he showing any other signs of illness other than the drooping wing? Is he sneezing or coughing? How does the color in his comb and wattles look? Is he limping? Sorry! Lots of questions, but these knowing these things will help to rule out several illnesses.
  7. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    no limp, no respiratory symptoms, comb & wattles normal color, feet normal color, everything normal in every way except wing. [​IMG]
  8. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    I wait until tomorrow morning before I got to concerned. If everything else seems fine I'd wait and see
  9. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    Check out chapter 16/page 12 of Principles of Avian Medicine (how to apply figure 8 bandage to stabilize wing). The entire book can be downloaded (nice reference work).


    Hope he's better in the morning, Good Luck!
  10. Andora

    Andora Songster

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I just lost two pullets, and the first symptom they both had was a wing hanging down. [​IMG] One pullet definitely had cocci, the other had a lot of mucus and I'm not sure if it had cocci along with a cold or what. I would keep a close eye on his poop just in case!

    I hope it's just a sprained wing and he heals up fast!!!

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