5 day old chick with bloody toe :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ArcticFox, May 5, 2008.

  1. ArcticFox

    ArcticFox In the Brooder

    May 3, 2008
    I came home today to find one of my babies with a soar/bloody toe. I sandwitched her toe between two small bandaids with neosporen on it. She is the same little girl who has been very lathargic. I did manage to get her to drink some water and eat a few bites of food but she just simply does not have anywhere near the vitality of her flock mates. Is there anything else I can do for her? Thank you so much for your help.

  2. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Songster

    May 26, 2007
    I am not familuar with I am assuming a previous post about your chick and lethergy.......but for the toe as long as it had stopped bleeding. For now, it sounds like you already took care of things with the wrapping and ointment.

    You also might want to seperate her in case you didn't already...to prevent her from becoming injured further or if you think she is sick....

    Good luck
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  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Since it is under a week old, could very well just be failure to thrive. Others may be bossing her around and not letting her eat as well, so a separate brooder might help.

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