Chick help!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by vwtunner03, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. vwtunner03

    vwtunner03 Hatching

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    We noticed this as soon as we got our chicks, she has been isolated since as the the other chicks try to peck at it. Advice appreciated, thanks in advance.
     

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  2. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

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    It appears to be a pecking injury, but it's hard to see from the image size you selected. If you could please repost the same photo, but this time select the one on the right that says "full size", we could then see a large closeup.
     
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    vwtunner03 Hatching

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    Hope this image is a little better, thank you!
     
  4. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

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    Much better! It shows more of the detail I had a question about. It appears this toe was severely injured, maybe a hair was wrapped around the tip at some point, enough where it cut off circulation.

    It appears to be healing. However, the chick may lose the toe. Chickens wall off damaged tissue on an extremity, cutting off blood supply, thereby sacrificing it to protect their bodies. You might be able to save it by soaking the foot a couple times a day in Epsom salt.
     
  5. vwtunner03

    vwtunner03 Hatching

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    Thank you very much for all your knowledge, we did soak it lasntight. I will shoot to do it a few times a day now.
     

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