Roosters wing hanging... what do I do? UPDATE

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WindyOaksYokes, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    I need some help.... One of my roosters got hurt... When we got home today... one of my roosters was jumping up as attack mode... and got his wing caught in the posts on the deck... his wing now is hanging down.... it doesnt feel as though it is broken and he is moving around normally except for the wing hanging (but not all the way to the ground) What should I do??? Any advice would be appreciated... Thanks...Tes
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2007
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Hmm, you said, " as in attack mode" I am guessing he wont let you pick him up? Maybe you can catch him, and wrap his wing in place, with an ace bandage for a few days. Maybe he just pulled a muscle...and needs a few days to recover. Hope that works! Let us know.
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    It does sound like a muscle to me.
     
  4. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    [​IMG] ROOSTER!!!!! Omg... I should have known you would have used that PIC!!!!!!!

    Okay... Yes we can catch him... he is just one of those ones that does not like to get out of the way when you walk towards him... and attacks (this time on porch and got caught up)... he is a pretty decent rooster though... none of us fear him... I though an ace bandage might work.. but was not sure... just so happens we have one handy LOL... after Codys incident the other day. I will try that... DO I NEED TO SEPERATE HIM FROM THE OTHERS??? he is out there now with them and no one is bothering him... and he is getting around fine.... ALSO, when I wrap it... I dont wrap both wings, just that one..correct?

    Thanks
    Tes
     
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I would not seperate him, unless the others are picking on him. That would make it too hard to reintroduce him. Yes, one wing...he will need the other to get up on the roost at night. Hope he heals fast for ya!
     
  6. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Thank you so very much!!!!!!!!! I will go do it right now... will let you all know how he does... ugggg.... he is a silver laced bearded polish... and fiesty little thing but decent LOL... Thanks again
    Tes
     
  7. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Okay, it's done... he seems to be fine and being himself... I can tell you he does NOT like it one bit and is trying to take it off... but I pinned it where it is difficult to reach. We will keep a watch on him... thanks for the help!!!!
    Tes
     
  8. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Thats great Tes....I would give him 3 or 4 days in it....hope he heals well!!
     
  9. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    justusnak - I just wanted to say thank you for your help... he is doing fine and just about back to his normal meanie self LOL... he is still taking it cautiously... but he is moving the wing and attacking all my girls... [​IMG] I know thats a good sign [​IMG]
     
  10. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Tes....im glad he is back to his "pesky self" [​IMG] I have a Polish Roo....but he MUST stay in his enclosure....TOOO PESKY! Besides....my RIR Roo would eat his lunch! [​IMG] Glad I could help!
     

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