3 week old chick with little red marks on feet

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mediazeal, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. mediazeal

    mediazeal Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    Not sure why but one of my chicks has little cuts on his feet.
    I do not see pecking going on and he is the only one.
    Anyone know what I might do for his little feet?
    He does not seem to be bothered (what does he know!)
    and the chicks are not attacking him.
    6 healthy chicks with red light and enough brooder room
    took them outside yesterday for a couple of hours in tractor
    toys, treats, etc.

    What do you treat feet with?

  2. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    You mean little cuts on the tops of his toes? A few of our chicks have had those, though no one really picks on each other – we at first put some human antibiotic ointment on them (either triple antibiotic or bacitracin – we have both, and I'm not sure which we used. I certainly hope it's okay for them – does anyone else use this???). Now I've just been letting them heal on their own.

    Hope this is of some help.
  3. lux_interior

    lux_interior Songster

    Apr 28, 2009
    I don't think antibiotic ointment would hurt.... it might just be that their feet are dry? atibiotic ointment will help moisturize them, and keep them clean [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2009

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