Found An Injured Robin. What To Do, If Anything?

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  1. Stringbanger

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    He/she looks vulnerable and not too happy.
    It can hop with difficulty, but it doesn’t seem to be able to fly. I have a nice-sized box to put it in, but then what, start digging for worms? Or, just let Mother Nature do her thing?
     
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    I've tried that with a starling and a pigeon. Both of them died within a day. Maybe it's the strange environment that upsets them. I hope someone's got better news.
     
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    Dunno...call local vet
     
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    Sometimes nature is better off when humans suppress their need to own and/or save dying animals. It's not a domesticated animal. Better to let nature take its course. Sad to watch. But it doesn't make us monsters. In fact, oftentimes its the opposite. :(
     
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    If you have a local animal rescue, perhaps.

    But most injured birds do not do well in captivity; the stress of that all by itself is overwhelming and they don't last long.
     
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  7. Whatizitman

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    Historically, you would call "animal control". Nowadays, "animal control" will say leave it alone. Even large dead animals the let rot on the side of the road.
     
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    I found several hurt birds a few years ago.
    I took the first few to the local SPCA shelter.
    The last one, the SPCA sent me to an specific avian rescue place.
    Perhaps there is something like that near you?
     
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    Slap some sense into him
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    Lots of wildlife sancturies in the UK and I suspect the USA too. My daughter worked for one before kids .Often a nice long warm cuddle works wonders and some maggots ,dead meal worms etc all help .She felt a baby deer die and then resuscitate in her arms once .It all depends how injured or stunned they are .the warmth helps and relaxes them
    I raised a pair of baby house martins found on the drive .Feeding them was demanding and hard work,mainly maggots for fishing .I didnt know how the hell I was going to get them to fly and migrate but when their time came to migrate a flock appeared at my landing window .They knew .I opened it put the babies on the ledge .An adult flew up ,squawked ,and they all flew off to Africa . .Amazing .nature often knows far more than we do . Half the world kills everything and the other half save them .
     
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    Dead meal worms! Excellent idea! I have some that I normally treat my chickens to.
     
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    We have a few chickens. A while back one of them hopped the fence and was used as a chew toy by the neighbor's dog. It was a mess! Lots of blood, hard to look at but still alive. We brought it in the house. We didn't expect it to survive the night but when we saw it the next morning it gave us incentive to help it pull through. Credit to my daughter and wife who spent a couple weeks changing its dressings twice a day.
     
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    amazing... 15 posts and no one yet has suggested that you could kill it and eat it; which is the standard TDPRI response for questions like this.
     
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    If it was a fledgling, I'd say leave it be, many people think that newly fledged baby robins are in trouble when in fact they're just fine. That, however, is an adult male Robin. The fact that you were able to catch it would definitely indicate that it is in trouble. My suggestion would be to find a licensed wildlife rehabber.
     
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    You beat me to it!
    Dang!
    I was just about to suggest a light batter, bread crumbs and pan frying in olive oil.
    Mama Chitlins once chased a cat away from the pigeon it just killed, snatched the bird up, brought it inside and cooked it up!
     
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    Don't forget to wrap it in Bacon !
     
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    Is it bad my first thought was “gumbo”?
     
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