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Baby Roo Missing Tail Feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NewChixMom, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. NewChixMom

    NewChixMom Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 3 1/2 week old baby roo, who I think will be a RIR. He was one of 7 packed for warmth by accident. Anyway he is smaller and one of the bigger roos just ripped his tail feathers out. He is bleeding. I have put him in isolation with a lamp, water, and some yogurt. What should I put on the wound? I will try to get some pics. Does he need pedialyte? Help! This is my first chick injury!
     
  2. Flyman39

    Flyman39 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put a little antibiotic ointment on it. As long as he is eating and drinking he will be just fine. The feathers will grow back but you will have to house him seperate from the older rooster or he will continue to pick him. Once they draw blood from picking every chicken in the lot will start picking him. Good luck and don't worry.
     
  3. NewChixMom

    NewChixMom Out Of The Brooder

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    ok good
     
  4. NewChixMom

    NewChixMom Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got him to drink and put some neosporin on his stump
     
  5. Flyman39

    Flyman39 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He should be fine. Good to hear that he is drinking. If he eats and drinks he will be oK.
     

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