Please help right away!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kezzie, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Kezzie

    Kezzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my week old chicks has a badly-broken wing. I'm guessing momma stepped on her. The bone is snapped. She's still active but dragging the wing. Surprisingly not distressed. There's blood but she's not still bleeding. What should I do? Should I put an antibacterial on it? Secure the wing to the body? Help please!!! I want to try to save her...
     
  2. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't help a whole lot here but I have seen many posts of people having chickens with broken wings and them being just fine. I'm sure people with more experience will need to see pictures. You can put antibiotic ointment on it. Someone that can help more will come a long soon.
     
  3. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. g&h farm

    g&h farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok well without pics its hard to say, but I will tell you that we had a pullet that survived a racoon attack and lost half her wing. The bone was sticking out and half gone. Everyone told me to cull her. My hasband wanted to either cull her or cut the bone that was sticking out. I just left her be and kept her in a dry clean area and she lived and did fine! Chickens are amazing they make it through things we never would. Good Luck! [​IMG]
     
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  5. Kezzie

    Kezzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay- I've put antibiotic cream on the broken skin and carefully wrapped her in gauze and self-sticking vet tape. It's throwing her off-balance so she's having a hard time walking but at least she can't hurt her wing any further. I just wish I knew if she was going to be okay.

    And thank you all so far for your replies!!
     
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  6. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Be very sure the wrap is not too tight--birds need to be able to move their chest to get air in and breathe. [​IMG]
     
  7. Kezzie

    Kezzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks! I think I have it loose enough. It's just tight enough to secure the wing...
     

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