ADVICE NEEDED!!! Newly hatched chicky looks unwell!!

jazzie123

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Hello Everyone,

I had a baby chick hatch yesterday and it came out of the shell with these burn marks?? or peeled off cheeks?? I am attaching a picture, it is on both sides of chicky’s face. I feel so bad for this little chicky, mother hen is neglecting and pecking at it. What should I do? Is there any sort of cream I can put on its cheeks to make it better? Any advice is appreciated!
 

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jazzie123

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It didn't hatch that way, the hen did it or another chicken. I'd be removing the babies immediately.
The other chicks look heathy so should I only remove this one from the mom? And does this mean the ears are damaged? Is there any medicine or cream I can put on the chick?
 

BirdsBeesTrees

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Does it look any different than any of the other chicks? Sometimes when they look different the hen rejects them.
Chicks should be raised in groups of 3 for the best results, 2 at the very minimum.
 

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Yes remove at least that one, that red will only draw further pecking.
Put a very thin layer of Neosporin on that one to soothe and speed healing but I stress very thin due to the location of the injury.
I'd also tint the Neosporin blue with a little food coloring if you put it in with a friend.
Or you could put both chicks under red light, you basically want to camouflage those spots.
 

jazzie123

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Does it look any different than any of the other chicks? Sometimes when they look different the hen rejects them.
Chicks should be raised in groups of 3 for the best results, 2 at the very minimum.
All the chicks look different because we got the fertilized eggs from our neighbour (he had mixed chickens) she accepted 5 of the chicks but this one she didnt :(
 

jazzie123

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Yes remove at least that one, that red will only draw further pecking.
Put a very thin layer of Neosporin on that one to soothe and speed healing but I stress very thin due to the location of the injury.
I'd also tint the Neosporin blue with a little food coloring if you put it in with a friend.
Okay thank you so much. We separated that chick and will put some neosporin on. I hope the chick gets better soon.
 

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