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  1. #1 this robin broke its wing. suggestions. 
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    We've had this robin for a little over two weeks and it just wouldn't leave. I went to check on it and its wing was just hanging there. It's been broke for a few days. It's not horribly serious, it might even just be a sprain because it already seems to be doing better, but there's an open sore on the underside of its wing I was wondering what more I could do to keep it from getting infected.
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    Ughh... It's even more annoying now! It won't stop running all over the key board! It hasn't shut up either... Plus I have to go out in the garden with it to watch it while it gets worms. I'm really tempted just to throw it outside for tonight. I don't think his wing hurts him very much because he keeps stretching it and whenever it takes a birdbath it splashes all over with it... Okay, I have to go out to the garden. Please post!!!


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    I'd see if there's a nature center or something near you. They'd probably be the best ones to try to take care of it.
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    give it to some sort of soceity that takes care of things like that.
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    When I was in the garden it was dark and he was all over the place and I stepped on him!!! I don't think hes okay. I think I will bring him to some place that can take care of him...
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    I'm not sure if he'll make it because one time we found a young owl and it seemed all right and we sent it to the DNR and it died two days later because it had a compound fracture... I really hope he'lll be all right...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow27
    When I was in the garden it was dark and he was all over the place and I stepped on him!!! I don't think hes okay. I think I will bring him to some place that can take care of him...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow27
    We've had this robin for a little over two weeks and it just wouldn't leave. I went to check on it and its wing was just hanging there. It's been broke for a few days. It's not horribly serious, it might even just be a sprain because it already seems to be doing better, but there's an open sore on the underside of its wing I was wondering what more I could do to keep it from getting infected.
    Any suggestions??
    1. Vet

    2. pinch of Salt dissolved in tablespoon of boiled then cooled water

    or

    3. tea tree oil

    Tip:

    Do not let him run about if you have blue tack stuck to carpet.
    I once rescued baby bird, left him to his own devices while I was at school. Came home he had escaped from safe cardboard box, and hopped under the bed and was stuck (froze to death out of fear) to some blue tack on carpet.
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    Nevermind!! It's been a couple days and he's WAY better! He follows me everywhere and he loves to roll this tennis ball around. He'll probably be able to fly away in a few days and his leg is getting way better.
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    Hi,

    I concur with Theoryofrelativity and would have just taken him to the vet personally as I don't know much caring for injured birds.
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    Youl folks that would take a robin to the vet.. I'm wondering how large a vet bill you would expect or be willing to pay? Just trying to gauge the level of silliness in our society.
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  13. #12 this robin broke its wing 
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    I'm probably a bit late but I've only just found this website. My daughter keeps chickens and a while ago one of the hens was attacked by a stray dog. My daughter found the bird with most of its feathers gone and holes all over its body from dog bites. She dressed the wounds twice daily with Weleda Hypericum/Calendula ointment. The wounds healed, the lustrous feathers grew back and the hen went on to live to old age. She also used this remedy to treat the goats' sore bums.

    I give Healing to animals and about twelve years ago my garden was a veritable paradise for all kinds of birds. Mum and Dad blackbird were regular callers at 9.30 am every morning and I 'trained' them to fly from one side of the house to the other where I gave them food, eventually from my hand. One year when they brought their babies I noticed that 'Dad' had a hole in his throat almost the size of a five-pence piece and no feathers in the area. Without actually touching I cupped my hands around him and gave him Healing. I did this regularly for about 4 days at the end of which time the wound had healed and feathers regrown.
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