Wing injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sequin, May 13, 2009.

  1. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Sorry if this seems vague, but I will try to be as detailed as I know how. Today my husband went out to visit with the chickens after work. What he found was a pullet hanging by her wing caught up in the top of the brooder. I am not sure if she was upside down or not, but she was limp when he eased her free. I gave her water and she perked up and she is also eating. I have her quietly contained in the house so she doesn't get chilled or overly stressed by the others. She is now alert, but still not wanting to move. She can flap her right wing, but her left is still really limp and seems unresponsive to my touch. A bit ago I noticed some slight movements in the wing, but she is still just letting it drop. There are no cuts or open wounds anywhere on her body. I feel so bad for her. Aside from what I am doing, is there anything else I should do? Anything I should look for? How do you tell if a wing is broken? Wouldn't there still be pain if it was broken? Should I bandage it and wrap it in a position sort of like a sling people would use? Any thoughts or suggestions or advice you would like to share would be welcomed as this is the first time I have had to deal with this sort of thing. Probably won't be the last, but it is never going to get any easier. Thanks again!!
  2. The Poultry Peanut

    The Poultry Peanut lives under rock

    Bump [​IMG] hope she gets better
  3. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Thanks so much for the well wishes. She is eating, drinking, and pooping just fine today; and is also standing and alert. Her one wing is still hanging, but not as much as it was yesterday. I suspect it is just very bruised and maybe some small muscle tears. I am going to keep her in the house for a few more days so she can heal some more. She certainly Loves the attention she is getting being in the house. She is quite the cuddle bug. [​IMG] She is also the one I nearly lost as a baby chick. I hope this trend of life or death living doesn't continue with her. It's gonna break my heart! She must have a strong will though, to always make it through.
  4. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    Quote:I suspect the same thing - soft tissue injury. Sounds like you've got everything under control! Good luck to the little one ("Lucky"?)

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