chick health

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

  1. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    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

    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 In the Brooder

    May 3, 2008
    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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