Badly pecked/bloodied chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rwgrout, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. rwgrout

    rwgrout Chirping

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    One of my 3-4 week old chicks escaped and got pecked pretty badly from one of the adults! Poor little thing's rump is completely bald and has a bloody spot I'd say a little bit larger than a quarter. Pretty big for a tiny chick!! Surprisingly, she doesn't seem too worse for the wear. Still energetic, eating, and drinking. Doesn't seem to be bothering her. I guess my bigger concern is how to keep it clean and from getting infected? Your guidance is appreciated.
     
  2. Chicken gurl

    Chicken gurl Chirping

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    I suggest putting some Vetricyn on it (whatever's in that blue bottle is magic) I had a similar issue and it cleared it up. I would separate her from the others so they don't pick and make it worse. Best of luck!
     
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  3. 13ChickenGirl

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    Vetricyn!!!!!! Maybe pull it inside if you have a dog crate? Clean it. If it's really bad put liquid bandage spray on it.
     
  4. 13ChickenGirl

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    I pretty much said the same as Chicken Gurl. :highfive:
     
  5. Chicken gurl

    Chicken gurl Chirping

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    Great minds think alike! :wee
     
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  6. 13ChickenGirl

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    Chicken Gurl, you're from AZ? How are your animals taking the 118-120 degree heat?
     
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  7. rwgrout

    rwgrout Chirping

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    Thanks both! I'll get to the feed store today and pick some up.
     
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  8. Chicken gurl

    Chicken gurl Chirping

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    Well, today was the first day I lost one to heat. Other than that it's a struggle. But we installed an attic fan in our coop for the princesses :woot
     
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    Chicken gurl Chirping

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    In the future, if you do other livestock (or just poultry). ALWAYS keep a bottle of that stuff handy, it's the liquid gold of the show world! Works on all livestock
     
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  10. rwgrout

    rwgrout Chirping

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    :bow Thanks to you both for the wonderful suggestion! After just a few days of using this miracle spray my chicks poor little bum has gone from torn up to a little spot about the size of a dime. Can't thank you enough
     
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