6 week old guinea bleeding, what should I do

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by OneEyedChickenGuy, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. OneEyedChickenGuy

    OneEyedChickenGuy Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my guineas has been pecked by the rest of the flock all day, he has started bleeding. I separated him from the rest of the flock for the night. He is in a cat carrier indside the coop so that predators and the rest of the flock can't get to him. Was that the right move? How long should he take to heal and how long should I keep him separated? Is there anything I should do to help him not get attacked by the other chickens.

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  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    I would keep him separated and in the house until he heals. Clean the wound with warm epsome salt water or saline solution. Then Put on some antibiotic ointment. You can also use blue knot too....If it will not stop bleeding, you can put flour on the wound and that will stop the blood.

    As far as not being picked on....You need to go watch your flock and try to figure out the reason that the bird is getting picked on....Is it just the pecking order, is he sick, have mites, or picking on others first?


    Best Wishes,
    Laura
     
  3. OneEyedChickenGuy

    OneEyedChickenGuy Out Of The Brooder

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    He's doing fine today. I have him locked in the coop while the rest of the flock isrunning around the pen. Thanks for your help.
     
  4. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
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