Update* 4wk old baby with wing torn off, doing fine!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by innof8happinesses, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. innof8happinesses

    innof8happinesses In the Brooder

    Mar 18, 2008
    Sonoran Desert
    To give hope to those with serious wing injuries... Our 4 wk old leghorn that had its wing completely pulled out/torn off by our chihuahua is doing great!

    Once we stopped the bleeding, and treated her with antibiotics, and wrapped it... she continued to get out of the wraps. So we kept her quiet, and antibiotics and electrolytes in the water with a warm light over head.

    It has been nearly a week and she is as feisty as the rest of the babies! Soon we will reintegrate her with the others.

    They are tough little birds!

  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    So glad to hear this. Nicely done taking such good care of her.
  3. chickensioux

    chickensioux Songster

    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    Great job! Sometimes they are tougher than we think. Hooray for you and the baby!!!
  4. thebritt

    thebritt Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    It's amazing what a little warmth and rest can do towards healing seemingly grave injuries (and lots of TLC). Congrats!

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