Chick hurt by ...? *Added Pics*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kiwi Chicky, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. Kiwi Chicky

    Kiwi Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jul 18, 2009
    Te Awamutu, NZ
    Brand new chick has curled up right leg, wet feathers - haven't fluffed up and something distended from its butt.

    It was out with its mother so we've brought it inside and put it in the bator to try and dry it out.

    Has something had a go at it? Cat? The mother? Another hen or roo?

    Will try and get a pic uploaded.

    Will it recover? is it worth trying to help it?

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    Its a really pretty looking chick and I'd like to save it.

    Any help is appreciated
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2010
  2. FortWorthChicks

    FortWorthChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2009
    Fort Worth
    Rat?
     
  3. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    I agree, looks like a mouse might have attacked it. when the chicken started squirming along with the others it might have scared it away...trust me it will come back IF that is what it is. Keep a close eye on them all. Good Luck, I hope he makes it.
     
  4. FortWorthChicks

    FortWorthChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2009
    Fort Worth
    Yeah I agree... what ever it was it found a food source and will come back for dinner. I hope you can save em ... all of em!
     
  5. Kiwi Chicky

    Kiwi Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unfortunately that sounds very possible [​IMG]

    We live quite close to the milking shed and the calf rearing shed. And prob about 200meters uphill from a pit full of palm kernal.

    Will double check on Mum and other baby before we go to bed. She was nesting on the ground under the chook shed.

    Might leave hoppy baby in the bator overnight?
    Any other suggestions on helping him/her?
     

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