Chick hurt what should I do?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Loudawg11, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. Loudawg11

    Loudawg11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2017
    Andover MA
    My Coop
    I came down this afternoon to let the chicks out for the day and was unfortunate to find that one of my chicks had finally been injured in one of the pecking order brawls. I am still new to chicken owning so I'm not sure what to do. I have some pictures of the injury below for your assessment. Any feedback is greatly appreciated!​

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  2. CrazyHenLady386

    CrazyHenLady386 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2016
    Nova Scotia Canada!
    getting pecked by their siblings is natural. I've seen this injury several times with my own chicks. If it helps, just take a wet paper towel and clean it a little, she/he should be fine!:)
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  3. biophiliac

    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand Premium Member

    Apr 22, 2016
    DeForest, WI
    Ouch! Is that the only injury? Are you sure it was caused by another chicken? Could the beak have been caught on something and scraped when pulling out? It doesn't seem too bad to me but wait for advice from someone who knows more. :D
    and ...:welcome
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  4. Chicken Wisperer

    Chicken Wisperer Just Hatched

    May 24, 2017
    Mt. Hood Oregon
    That doesn't appear to be that bad of an injury. Treat her just like a human, since it is not life threatning , watch it for infection, clean it regularly. They do sell a blam if you like to get one for chickens injuries. I don't use it myself, just soap and water is good to keep infection away.
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  5. Chickassan

    Chickassan True BYC Addict

    May 23, 2017
    Berea, South Carolina
    That is just a boo boo it will heal in no time, don't worry.
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  6. Elyrian1

    Elyrian1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2017
    Normally I wouldn't comment on chicken health, but I've seen this kind of thing multiple times and never had any issues. In my birds I noticed it because they were trying to stick their heads through the wire, which didn't work of course, silly birds... or because of the queen bee establishing her dominance. I didn't clean it if it had already scabbed, I left it be instead. No problems thus far, but I'll second the advice to keep an eye on it. Any weird colors or pus shows up and then its time to pull out the chicken medical kit. (Yes... I have one of those...)
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  7. eneick17

    eneick17 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 18, 2017
    Leave it be, it wont hurt it anymore than as a reminder not to do whatever it did.
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  8. Loudawg11

    Loudawg11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2017
    Andover MA
    My Coop
    Ok thanks! I will monitor it over the next few days

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