2 injured chicks- both pecked on neck, one pecked on wing

ChickenGirl 19

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I have two injured three week old chicks. They, their two siblings, and their broody Trudy have been in the flock for a week. Today I went down to find two bloodied up chicks.

The first has a large peck to its neck down to the muscle. It has a flap of skin hanging on by about four millimetres.
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The other has a peck to it's neck that has healed and a flap of skin on its wing pulled up and very swollen.
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I did my best to clean the wounds. They are being brought inside and are going to have super booster added to their water.
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Is there anything else I should do or shouldn't do?
 
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ChickenGirl 19

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7 Years
Jul 27, 2012
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BC, Canada
Another thing I forgot to mention: on the chicken with the injured wing on the same side of her face her eyelid is a bit droopy. Her other is is normal and round, but on that side it looks almond shaped .
 

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Cleaning with weak betadine or hibiclens, then applying an antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin daily would be best. A fence dividing the new broody and her chicks from the flock for a week or two, where they can see each other, would help to integrate the flocks.
 

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