Blood on beak.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenTaco, May 23, 2011.

  1. ChickenTaco

    ChickenTaco New Egg

    May 19, 2011
    One of my 9 weeks old Tetra Tints has a sore above her beak. The other TT in my flock has been pecking at the other 2 chicks the last few days so I think that's where it came from. They have plenty of space, food and water, as well as attention. I'm not sure what's going on. I have wondered if the pecking one is a roo, but there's not many pics of TT Roos out there. Its face and comb are much redder than the other. I'm sure I sound like an idiot. I don't know what I should do. I don't want my chicks to be hurt. Help. [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 23, 2011
  2. Atomic Ranch

    Atomic Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2011
    El Cerrito, So Cal
    Not an idiot at all! I'm new here, too. I can only tell you what worked for me, as opposed to a more seasoned chicken enthusiast's standard methodology. WHen I tried to introduce a RIR chick to my existing, they pecked at the same spot you mention. I separated her by a screen, but in the same box. The little gash healed on its own in about two days, and the other chicks seemed to get used to her presence without being able to really get at her. Once the wound healed and it was no longer a little red bulls-eye, I released her to the rest during a treat-food time. They were either too distracted to notice, or no longer cared. Good luck [​IMG]
  3. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 8, 2010
    Escondido CA
    Quote:Excellent advice. I've done similar things myself with good success.
  4. ChickenTaco

    ChickenTaco New Egg

    May 19, 2011
    Quote:Thank you for the advice.
  5. airmechreed

    airmechreed Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2011
    Colorado Springs
    Another thing to consider is heat. If they are too warm they will peck also. You will be suprised how well chicks get along when they need to huddle to keep warm.... I'm not saying freeZe your birds but drop the temp 5 degrees by raising your light and watch. If they are cuddled under the light they are two cold and as I'm sure you already know if they are away from the heat it's to hot. And if they are almost feathered take the light away. They will get along better. Works for me.

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