Sparrow with bone exposed

Brahma Chicken5000

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So this is the second time I’ve found this sparrow in my chicken run. His leg bone is exposed and his foot is missing. I have him in a small bird cage covered with a towel. I put out mealworms and water with nutridrench for him. I also put a piece of cardboard on the wire floor for him. He made some normal poop in the water dish so I changed it. What should I feed him? Bird seed for finches? I plan to dust him with sevin dust soon.
Any advice is appreciated.
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boskelli1571

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Contact a local veterinarian, they can give you the name of some wildlife rehabilitators that might take him in.
Meanwhile, regular bird seed or chicken pellets a bit smashed up. Fresh water and put him somewhere warm and quiet for now :)
 

Brahma Chicken5000

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Contact a local veterinarian, they can give you the name of some wildlife rehabilitators that might take him in.
Meanwhile, regular bird seed or chicken pellets a bit smashed up. Fresh water and put him somewhere warm and quiet for now :)
He ate the mealworms and I just picked up some finch and canary feed. He’s a house sparrow, an invasive species in the U.S.
 

cassie

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I couldn't see very well in the picture. If you can't set the leg, the best bet might be to clip it off and just keep him for a pet. Wildlife rehabs often don't care for invasive species like sparrows and starlings. They just feed them to something else.
 

Brahma Chicken5000

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I couldn't see very well in the picture. If you can't set the leg, the best bet might be to clip it off and just keep him for a pet. Wildlife rehabs often don't care for invasive species like sparrows and starlings. They just feed them to something else.
I can see how wildlife rehabs would put native species over invasive species. He is eating his bird seed well, but is still skittish.
 
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