I was at my local farm store this morning and saw two Easter Egger chicks with their tails pecked bloody by the others (there were far too many in the brooder). I felt so bad for the little things that I ended up bringing them home.
I gently washed off the blood and put neosporin (with no pain medicines added) on the areas and then sprayed on a bit of blu kote. I have the two of them in a small brooder by themselves with plenty of water and feed.
They are both pretty lethargic right now, I imagine from trying to run away from the constant pecking. They're breathing and pooping normally, but not yet eating and drinking.
This is my first time treating injured birds, so is there anything in particular I should look out for? Anything else I should do for their comfort?
Thanks in advance!