2 day old chick with bloody toe. Never mind - she died

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by debilorrah, May 14, 2009.

  1. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    It is right near the nail bed - look to have been pecked off or something. Blood has stopped, however the little thing is standing on one foot peeping it's fool head off. Is it a drama queen or do you think it is really in pain? She sits in my hand just fine, but when I put her down she stand for sec then lifts her leg and starts screaming. Like a drama queen.

    ETA: This my first time with a chick problem!!
    Last edited: May 16, 2009
  2. juliemom25

    juliemom25 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2009
    We just got a chick from TSC last week that had the same thing. Actually we saved it because the other chicks were pecking it so badly they were about to rip it apart. Our little guy/gal's toe looked pretty rough. We brought her/him home with 5 other chicks and watched for pecking. It has been fine every since. The toe is healing nicely and we really didn't do anything for it except create an enviroment for it to heal.

    So, maybe your chick is a drama queen?
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:I am thining she is.... She has been fine with intermittent peeping since I out her back. Mariah??? Celine??? LOL
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Three toes now have been bloodied right near the quick. I have isolated her but do not know if there is anything else that should be done.

    Not a drama queen.
  5. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    being pecked...clean off the blood well..treat with a little peroxide and neosporin..keep clean..
    once they see blood, they keep pecking.
    might have to divide the brooder temporarily..put another chick in for company..but keep watch..
    make sure it's totally healed before putting back with the others.

    keep a close eye and see if there is a bully that is pecking on others.
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    She died today. Must have been a weakling. I have never had a sick chick or had one die on me before. [​IMG]
  7. undermywings

    undermywings chicken chaser

    Mar 29, 2009
    California high desert
    Sorry for your loss. We had a baby do the same thing a few weeks ago. Was maybe 3/4 weeks old. Thought she caught it on something. Put antiseptic spray and she was fine. Could not find cause.
  8. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Sorry Debi... [​IMG]
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    This one was just 4 days old. I know that the weaker ones get picked on, I just never had it happen. I guess I better learn to live with it. [​IMG]
  10. mrszlopez

    mrszlopez Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2009
    dont feel too bad. any time ive ever lost a chick / chicken, i never learn to just deal with it. lol i cry [​IMG] we just have to learn more how to cope with the loss [​IMG]

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