chick health

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Opa, May 11, 2008.

  1. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    I have Welsummer and Astrolops and they are five days old. They have started pecking at each others feet and now several have very bloody feet with ends of toes missing. I tried painting the bloody spots with tincture of violet medication but that hasn't helped. any suggestions
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    How big of a brooder do you have for them? What are the temps like? Sounds like boredom and they have found a taste for blood. Do you know the one who's doing the picking?
     
  3. ArcticFox

    ArcticFox Out Of The Brooder

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    You'll have to remove the ones with the bloody red soars or try to cover them up. I'm having a terrible keeping one of my chicks toe covered with a bandaid but it's the only thing I've found to keep her and the others from pecking at it.
     

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