baby chick attacked by hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GreenAcresFarm, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. GreenAcresFarm

    GreenAcresFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    my broody hen hatched 2 chicks last week, then a lone strangler hatched yesterday. The mother hen wouldn't let the chick near her other 2 babies. She attacked the little one and he now has a wound on his head and lost an eye. I have him wit me and have been giving him Gatorade. He seems to be doing well, what should I put on his wound to help it heal faster?
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:You can use antibiotic cream without any kind of "caine" pain relief, like lidocaine. As far as the eye? I really don't know. If it is really gone it should heal up and be fine. Lots of posts about one eyed chickens. Hope all goes well.

    Imp
     
  3. GreenAcresFarm

    GreenAcresFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I have the chick in the house, under a lamp and have been feeding him/her every couple hours. It seems to be doing well so far... The wound looks to be healing nicely. Hope he makes it, he sure is a cutie!
    I have named him Uno. [​IMG]
     

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