- Aug 8, 2013
My daughter and I take in any 'problem' chicks from our local store that would otherwise die due to flock mentality. Yesterday we got a call to see if we'd like to try our hands on a chick that got bullied overnight. The poor thing literally got it's butt chewed off. We cleaned her up, put some antibiotic ointment on, and filled her water with electrolytes. Today, her tush looks great! No more bleeding, redness is toned down drastically and all in all it's looking good on the outside. However, we haven't seen any improvement in her demeanor. She's still very still, sleeping a lot occasionally with her beak under her wing, and hasn't eaten much. How long before we see an improvement in that area? And any other recommendations in care/nursing back to health?