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baby chicks scalped

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicketydooda, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. chicketydooda

    chicketydooda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was picking up eggs from a local breeder when I saw these two one day old chicks. The mother had scalped them. Do you think they will survive? I ended up taking them home....bleedin[​IMG]g heart that I am.
     
  2. jonalisa

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    Oh my gosh, the poor babies!!!
    That was really nice of you. I hope someone posts some help for you soon.
     
  3. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    x2, How are they doing right now?
     
  4. chicketydooda

    chicketydooda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. It was heartbreaking but I have no experience with chicks yet so any help from you guys would be great. I am thinking maybe neosporin without pain reliever in it would work...that's what the facebook folks say anyway.
     
  5. MamaDoodle

    MamaDoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness! I am sure they will be fine if you keep them clean and taken care of, which you obviously will... Hopefully someone will have something specific you can do to help them further. :)
     
  6. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Neosporin should work well, I used it on my hen when she got her toes bitten off by a raccoon. Are they still bleeding?
     
  7. chicketydooda

    chicketydooda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one is not doing so well. Barely responsive. She's also the youngest. born only a few minutes before it happened. The other seems mad and is chirping away.
     
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  8. chicketydooda

    chicketydooda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks all dried up now. The other one just started chirping :)
     
  9. chicketydooda

    chicketydooda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i lost the littlest chick at 3:30 am. at least she isn't hurting now
     
  10. Katt66

    Katt66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I whole lot of experience with chickens raising their own chicks but I know with mice and rats and hamsters they'll kill and eat babies that have something wrong with them. Could that be the case here? Not sure if chickens do the same.

    So sorry to hear about the little one in any case and I'm glad you stepped in and rescued them both. <3
     

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