(Hayles17) Chicken attacked - broken wing?
So something got into the coop last Saturday (thinking a
cat or a possum) and one of the girls ended up flighting through the air gap
(it is going to have chicken wire attached soon but have a temp mesh against
the gap for the time being to stop anymore unwelcome visitors. Anyway Pattie
(German Barnevelder) ended up being bitten and savagely attacked (feathers
ripped out the lot it was awful finding her like that)!
I bathed her wounds and applied propolis tincture to the
wound (huge gaping hole in her back) and have had her in a dog crate in the
garage since - attached to the house so nice and cosy and away from the
Got her out the other day to see how she was walking and
it now seems her wing is broken... is it too late to strap it up being a week
later? It isn’t dragging but it certainly isn’t tucked neatly into her body
like the other, however it is the side with the gaping hole so maybe it’s uncomfortable!?
Just looking for some advice on if I should strap or if
it is too late & anything else I could do to help her?