An Interesting Fix

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by givengrove, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. givengrove

    givengrove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So today was... different. Rose got herself into trouble.
    Rose is my new Blue Laced Red Wyandotte chick, only about two days old.
    I noticed that she had perhaps an infection on her upper leg - it was swollen, red, hot, and there was a small yellow tear. Sadly I forgot to take a picture but I tried my best and had help making a splint sort thing. My mother and I put seaweed, dead sea clay, and some bladderack into a mixture and pasted it onto her leg, wrapped it in gauze, and taped it up with surgical adhesive tape.

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Hopefully she does okay and heals up for you. They can be very fragile those first few day.
     
  3. givengrove

    givengrove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, I'm glad that someone responded, I wasn't sure if this was the right thing to do or not.
    I know day-old chicks are fragile and need to be handled carefully but I just feel so attached to her.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Well I don't know if it was the right thing or not. Sometimes you just need to do what is you think is the best you can do and see how it goes. Chickens are pretty good at healing themselves up.
     

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