Chick's neck

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

  1. amandastark

    amandastark New Egg

    Feb 27, 2014
    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

    Mar 7, 2011
    Finger Lakes, NY
    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,

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by