Chick's neck

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by amandastark, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. amandastark

    amandastark New Egg

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    I have 6 chicks that are almost 4 weeks old. I have one buff polish that has had a sore on her neck. We've been watching to see if it's getting worse and today it looks like this. [​IMG]
    Is this due to it being too hot or is another chick picking on her? Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello & welcome! Keep the area clean & dry lightly cover with antibiotic ointment. Apply some blukote over the area to deter picking from other birds. If you have a regular heat light going, change over to a red lamp (chicks won't notice red area). If it continues, you may have to separate them for a while. Good luck,
     

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