Repost with Pictures - possible wishbone injury?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by yukonchickens, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. yukonchickens

    yukonchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I know I was told a month ago that this couldn't possibly be the wishbone from my chicken, but take a look. the bone and cord are next to my wedding band, for perspective.

    what happened was she (now named "Cord") swallowed a cord which got stuck. Our friend pulled it out gently and out popped this bone. she was a little under the weather for a few days and kept inside and away from the other chickens and then was fine. Out she goes, joins the rest of the flock and is by far the fastest, funniest, most confident one of the bunch. She's also only half the size of the rest.

    thoughts?

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  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If she swallowed a cord, you probably pulled something out of her crop. So perhaps she ate a large bone too and you were able to get it out with the pulling out of the cord. Her bones are outside of the crop compartment and you'd have killed her had it pulled out her bones from the meat though the skin and out her throat. Without a wish bone, her wings would not be able to be held up correctly if I remember anatomy right. I think it's something she ate.
     
  3. yukonchickens

    yukonchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope you're right. I just can't think what she ate. the coop hadn't been used by any chickens before, she did bleed, and I gather it wasn't easy to get the cord free. and she's really small. feisty, fearless and tiny.
     
  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Maybe it some kind of other small animal bones or part of a frog or something. Glad she is ok now.
     
  5. yukonchickens

    yukonchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    no frogs up here.....well, hardly any. perhaps another small bird....
    thanks!
     

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