Bleeding chicken beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lfranklin73, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. lfranklin73

    lfranklin73 New Egg

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    Hi, I'm new to the group and to raising backyard chickens. My family is very excited about the new adventure. This morning I noticed that 2 of my 6 chicks have blood on the top parts of their beaks. Can anyone help with this? They are around 7-8 weeks old.
     
  2. lfranklin73

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  3. MissNutmeg

    MissNutmeg Overrun With Chickens

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    I would wash out the wounds with some saline wound wash, try not to get it in they're eyes. I'm thinking they may have been pecked by the others.
     
  4. MissNutmeg

    MissNutmeg Overrun With Chickens

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    Btw, welcome to the flock!
     
  5. lfranklin73

    lfranklin73 New Egg

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    Thanks. Should I separate or is this normal?
     
  6. MissNutmeg

    MissNutmeg Overrun With Chickens

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    I think it would be best to keep the two seperated from the others for now, til at least the wounds heal.
     

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