Chick will not quit pecking his feet.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Elite Silkies, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    He has his feet bleeding, will not quit pecking them. I have put ointment on them, grease, washed them twice.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Hungry? Sounds like he's hungry. What type of bedding do you have? How old is he? Is he alone? I'd give him deep pine bedding and then make sure he's got a lot of feed in front of him...if he's old enough for greens, give him some....blue-kote works very well or you could try some hot pick....
     
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Ouch!!! That sounds painfully awful! Can you distract him with "treats" of some kind?? Have you checked for possibly mites or something on the feet that could be itchy??? I'm just guessing. Hopefully you'll hear some useful suggestions soon....
     
  4. obe10

    obe10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this sounds dumb (and probably is) could he have scaly leg mites?
     
  5. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    He just hatched 3 days ago. He has plenty of food and fresh water. He pecks at them horribly.

    He gets worse if I try to put anything on them. What is Hot Pick?
     
  6. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

  7. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:What kind is he?
     
  8. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is he alone? if he is put a feather duster in there for company. I'd blue kote his feet and put some shiny things in there for him to peck at.
     
  9. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:What kind is he?

    He's a Silky.
     
  10. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:He's not alone, he is with about 17 others.
     

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