Baby Chick has throat slit

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cberg, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Cberg

    Cberg New Egg

    Jul 23, 2013
    I am new to raising chickens on my own. One of my baby chicks was attacked yesterday. It is living right along. I had doctored the wound the best I could, but noticed today that the food I was feeding it was coming out the wound! So its little throat has been slit, actually, I think its the crop. Is there anything I can do to save it?
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2013
  2. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

    Jan 17, 2013
    Yes you can try to super glue the area. I know this sounds strange but many of chickens on this site have been helped by sealing a wound with super glue. When some people have to perform home surgery on a impacted crop they seal the surgery site with super glue. So seal it with the super glue making sure its clean first and try to evenly seal the wound then I would give a round of general anti infective antibiotics to prevent infection. Keep her on soft foods for a bit and hopefully she will heal. I really hope this helps. Please let me know how she does. Good luck and God bless
  3. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2013
    Apart from going to a vet and having a couple of stitches put in not really. If you have decided to try and help chick,then you could try,although i cannot guarantee it will work,is using super glue. I use super glue on wounds all the time,on myself and my pets. It you are going to stitch wound,make sure you tie off each stitch individually,sterilize needle/thread. This can be done by steaming thread or using rubbing alcohol/whiskey,heat needle till red hot. Apply an antibiotic ointment(nothing ending in "cane/cain"toxic to chickens). Watch for infection. Clean wound before stitching,you can use rubbing alcohol/peroxide or whatever you have on hand. Signs of infection are: swelling,redness,foul smell,chick is lethargic,not eating/drinking. After mini surgery,add warm water to feed so it is a mash,do this so feed is easier to digest,putting less strain on crop,do not give anything other than mash feed. Make sure chick is eating/drinking.

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