What do I about a missing wing?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stormrobin, May 23, 2019.

  1. stormrobin

    stormrobin Songster

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    I feel horrible,:hit one of my Brahma pullets is missing a wing. I thought she just got into a scuffle with the other pullets when I moved them outside to their coop. It looked like she was just missing a patch of feathers just above her wing on her neck. Their was just ever so slightly pink feathers, so I figured when the feathers were pulled one bled just a little bit. So I didn’t look at her real close. She acts just fine. Eating drinking perky plays all the normal chicken stuff. Tonight when I went to move everyone into the coop I went to see if her feathers were coming in where they were missing and nothiced she has no wing! Just a bit of bone poking out! What do I do?!
    She’s about 12 weeks old, still acting totally normal. I noticed the bald spot somewhere between 1-2 weeks ago, I didn’t think to pay much attention because I didn’t think it was a major injury. I feel like such a bad chicken mama that I didn’t know she was seriously hurt Should I do anything? Right now she’s still in the coop with everyone else I can move her first thing in the morning, and try to get a pic in the daylight.
     
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  2. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Crowing

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    Don't feel bad, it should be fine with the exception of keeping warm but that is fixable with some kind of sweater.
     
  3. MelissaRose

    MelissaRose Songster

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    Can you post pictures of the bone/place where the wing should be in case it might be infected/need medical attention?
     
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  4. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    If bone is exposed infection will happen so it might not survive.
     
  5. stormrobin

    stormrobin Songster

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    Upon closer inspection, it’s all scabby too. I’m not familiar with how to treat a wound so long after.
     

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  6. stormrobin

    stormrobin Songster

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    Is there anyway to prevent that long term or is it always going to be a risk with bone exposed?
     
  7. Lizzy733

    Lizzy733 Chirping

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    Youch! Is a vet an option? It's not a disease perse so maybe a non-specialist would be willing to tackle it. I'd think they'd want to remove the exposed bone down to the closest joint, remove any bad tissue and stitch that shut, but I'm not a professional. Keep a nose out for any bad smells, puss or blackening of the skin around the wound as an early sign of infection.
     
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  8. stormrobin

    stormrobin Songster

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    I’m not sure the vets in my area treat birds, but I will go speak with them about it. So far so good, no smells, no signs of infection, only the scab.
     
  9. the cluck juggler

    the cluck juggler Incubator Addict

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    Aww! Poor girl! Do you have an antibiotic spray available? You definitely want to keep her isolated so the others don't peck on her or the bone snag on something. Pain medicine is also a good idea, 'cause that has to hurt like crazy. Having the exposed bone removed would be the best option.
     

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