Need help (Sleet accident)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kung Foo Chicken, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. Kung Foo Chicken

    Kung Foo Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    We had a 150ft pine fall on our coop. It was crushed badly. Luckily most of the chickens ran for terror and went to a side building. One hen sadly though was impaled through the wing by a 2x4 that is just solid in the ground by a foot or more (the perch). I think I'm going to have to amputate to save her when it is safe to go out there because 4 more trees look to be leaning in the same direction. I would like to know what can be done for her? I know you guys amputed before for other reasons. I tried to lift the 2x4 but, it a no go.

    If I do this it can't be too sterile because I'll have to amputate on the spot.
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2009
  2. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    i would splach the area with rubbin alchol, then use the sharpest tool (whether you use knife or scissors) you have to keep pain to a min,
    find out the asprin dosage for a chicken (yes you can give a very small dose to chickens for pain)
     
  3. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's only through flesh or feathers, not bone, consider skipping the amputation and just sawing off the two-by above the spot she's pinned with a reciprocating saw. Then you should be able to remove her. You can suture the skin (sew it) after you dust it with antibiotic powder or with ointment, especially if the wound is just in the skin section of the wing. Take a towel to wrap her up in so her head is covered whichever you decide to do.
     
  4. Kung Foo Chicken

    Kung Foo Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    It is all the way to the shoulder. I can't even go back out because another tree has fell and is leaning on another and it looks like it is about to go too.

    I am hoping she makes it till the morning so I can evaluate what is going on to help her. It is sadly too risky to go back out again till then. I hope she will pull through. She has part of the roof around her so she should be protected from the elements if the trees don't fall in the same spot. I'm grateful the others and my ducks seemed to be ok considering their shelter was nearly crushed flat.
     
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  5. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    have you thought of just puttin her out f her misery so she doesnt suffer?
    some times it is for the best
    im sorry for your accident
     
  6. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Quote:But if Kung Foo Chicken can save her why go threw that and having one less chicken in the end?
     
  7. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    yea, but why should that hen suffer more then it should have too ....
    he said he couldnt even go back out there, it was that bad not to mention the chicken coop layin on top of the poor thing
    am i the only 1 who relizes the chances for this hen arre pretty slim
     
  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Quote:Always think positive no matter what the possibility is.
     
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  9. Kung Foo Chicken

    Kung Foo Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    That might would be an option. Unfortunately now I am looking at 4 trees that are dangerously leaning towards the area. I'm not talking about small brush but, 150ft 70 year old pines that are as big around as my car. I will do what I can when it is safer to go out there again. It will serve the chicken no use if I get crushed too. I'll have to evaluate her in the morning and either amputate or put her down. There is a 2x4 that is jack hammered into the ground that impaled her wing. I spent about 20 minutes trying to move it to rescue her but, to no avail and abandoned when the other trees started crackling and dropping limbs.
     
  10. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    Quote:i agree 100%
    if it is that bad, thank god there not on your house, and you are right to do what you can, when you can

    that situation really is horrible i live in the area of kentucky that was hit bad by that ice storm last year, and when the limbs and trees start fallin its messy
    good luck
    and to think positive i do hope the very best
     

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