6 week old chick injured

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by seschicklover, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. seschicklover

    seschicklover New Egg

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    [​IMG]My 6 week old chick got threw the fence into the rooster pen
    Not a big injury at all just pecked on the head my brother saw it stoped it very quickly
    It is bleeding. Some of the skin is gone
    I cleaned it with water dryer it and put flour on it to stop the bleeding
    Have her in a cage in the garage she doing really well not really acting like she has been injured

    She really doesn't like being alone

    Was wondering if it will hurt if I put her back with the other 6 week chicks
    And how should I keep it clean
    How long it will take to heal
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2016
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Try posting in the "emergencies/Diseases/Injuries and Cures" section.
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I would use a saline solution to clean out the wound, dry and then apply Neosporin (NO Caine) as needed. Two things : one if you put her back with the others they will go after her wound. When chickens see red - they will peck her badly. Second if you have warm enough weather to still have flies, they will lay eggs in her wound. The resulting damage the maggots cause will be much worse than the initial injury.
     
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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice and links already so I'll just say hello and wish you the best of luck with the injury!

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    WELCOME!!!!
     
  6. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    I would apply some Neosporin and an anti-picking solution such as Pick-No-More to the area, but yes, she should be OK to go back in with the other chicks.
     
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello, and welcome to Backyard chickens! You have gotten great advice, so I will just say HI! :frow and good luck with the hen!
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome! Mplased you joined our community! Best wishes! :)
     

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