PLEASE HELP! I think my chicken may have a broke wing...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChobeeChickenMommy, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. ChobeeChickenMommy

    ChobeeChickenMommy Songster

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    How do I tell if my chicken's wing is broke or leg dislocated????!!! I just went out to our coop for their midday water & she was laying inside in the back corner by herself. She wont walk, barely can move her wing & the leg on her right side looks like it may be dislocated. WHAT DO I DO?!
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    You start by answering this questionnaire:

    Give us the following information. The more you tell us, the better we will be able to help you.

    1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.)
    2) What is the behavior, exactly.
    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?
    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?
    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
    10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use
     

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