Chicken pecked a hole in my duckling! Please help!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by iloveduckies, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. iloveduckies

    iloveduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

    I took my duckling with me this morning when I went to feed the chickens and ducks but she jumped out of my pocket and all the chickens thought it was food... But before I could pick it up one of the largest hens started to peck it and almost hit her eye:(.
    Will she be okay?
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2016
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Probably. Can you post a picture of it please? Just make sure it stays clean and doesn't get worms or an infection.
     
  3. iloveduckies

    iloveduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'll try but she is pretty wiggly and you can barely see the peck because it's right at the base of her beak :/
     
  4. iloveduckies

    iloveduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay I got a pic [​IMG]
     
  5. TheKindaFarmGal

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    Clean it with warm water. Is your duckling around other animals a lot? If so, you might want to put a little blue kote on. You could also put on some Neosporin (not pain relief). If it is bleeding a lot, try putting on corn starch or blood stop powder. Watch it to make sure it doesn't get worsen or get worms.
     
  6. iloveduckies

    iloveduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

    She is around other animals a lot but it's healing and looks like feathers will grow back soon.
     
  7. TheKindaFarmGal

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    That's good! I hope she continues to recover.
     
  8. iloveduckies

    iloveduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah you can barely see it now :)
     

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