Slipped wing in 2 week old chick

Lizzy733

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Hey guys,

One of my Orpington chicks has a slipped wing. The primaries are overlapping the secondaries at rest on one of her wings.

I've tried manually resetting it when I can, but they're so rambunctious at this age that it typically doesn't stay that way for long.

I'm thinking it's a natural defect - one of the feathers seems a bit off, so it may just be one of the primaries that has grown in twisted causing all the trouble. The brooder is a pretty active place at the moment as their broodmates are Campines, who have already completed their wings and are starting to fly about(yes, only 2 weeks old), so can't rule out possible injury due to their enthusiasm for bombing into one another.

I would like to wrap it into the correct position, but would be concerned with doing so this young. I can commit to changing\loosening the bandage daily and checking it multiple times a day as we're locked down at the moment.

What would you suggest? Should I wait till she's a bit older or will this just make it harder to address? And should I wrap the wing to itself at the wrist, the wing to the body, both? And how long will the wing realistically need to stay wrapped to correct the joint?
 

Lizzy733

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Black chick plus bad cam = I hope you can see it. It's not as bad as it was at the beginning of the week and when I correct it manually, it seems to be staying popped in a bit longer each time. It's popped out in this pic, but not severely. She seems to hold that wing a little lower than her other in general too.
 

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