My young chicken had its wing chewed off by a dog

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by winglesschicken, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. winglesschicken

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    The entire wing is gone. Most of its feathers are gone. This all happened around, I'd say, an hour ago. Maybe less than that. 10:20 AM or so, I believe.

    It's currently in shock right now. Opens its eyes a little bit but doesn't seem to register anything. Keep shivering and twitching. (By the time I have finished this post the shivering has almost come to an end)

    I currently have some wraps around its now not wing with some medicine on it and it's sitting under a heat lamp that I've been using for my ducklings.

    There's not currently any major bleeding (actually little to no bleeding at all). The twitching seems to be coming down.

    What should I do? Is it cruel to see if my chicken could live through this (no damage anywhere other than its wing and a few knicks on its back)? If it can recover and live some-what normally, what are useful treatments? Ways to help it out of shock?

    This chicken(hen) is about two or three months old, I think. Still a very young bird. Not even its full size yet. Hasn't even grown all of its feathers in.

    UPDATE: The chicken came out of shock and it currently laying down. Responsive. I apologize if the picture of the wing isn't very visible. I can see the bone on it, along with what I think is skin, fat and muscle. It isn't bleeding very much. I have it wrapped with Vetericyn. She's no longer shivering but a little bit and is even standing up and walking fine.

    EDIT: Added two more pictures that are closer to the wound.
     

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  2. RhodeIslandRed5

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    Aww, so sorry to hear that! First of all I'd pulverize the dog. Next, could you please post pictures of the poor little chick?
     
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  4. Rose Quartz

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    my sister kept a hen that had lost a leg to rats she lived 4 years and a relatively normal life.
    not sure how to treat it myself though.
     
  5. Texas Kiki

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    First...can you post a picture of the injuries?

    BTW Welcome to BYC!
     
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  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    :welcome Sorry for the circumstances. As long as there are no internal injuries, the bird has a good chance of recovering and achieving a good quality of life. Keep it in a quiet, darkened environment until the shock wears off. Any protruding bones should be trimmed back. Slather the wound with antibiotic ointment, and VERY IMPORTANT - do not allow flies access to the bird. Good luck.
     
  7. winglesschicken

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    I added a few pictures. She's now standing up and has walked around a little bit. Mostly has been just sitting there.
     
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  8. winglesschicken

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    Added some pictures. And I, too, wanted to pulverize the dog. We've been teaching him forever to not attack the chase and harass the chickens but he continues to do it. I didn't expect he'd go this far.
     
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