chicks picking at another chicks bloody pin feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TrishChibas, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. TrishChibas

    TrishChibas Out Of The Brooder

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    PLease help! I have 5 chicks and they seem to have ganged up on one. I heard a chick chirping quite loudly so I ran to go see what the problem was. They picked her poor little tush and now her little pin feathers are bleeding. What do I do? What do I put on it? I've seperated them for now but the hurt one keeps chirping because it's lonely [​IMG]. They're only a week and a half old and I only have 1 heat lamp. Ahhh. I don't know what to do. We live in Fl so it's pretty hot already but I don't want to stress her out. Please help me asap.
     
  2. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:You can give it a little stuffed animal and a small mirror for company until it heals and any 60-100 bulb lamp will work for heat. A plastic tub makes a good brooder. Just make sure the chick can get away from the heat. About 12" high for 60 watt and more for 100 watt. [​IMG]
     
  3. TrishChibas

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    I put a stuffed animal in there and it's all snuggled up to it. I have another problem... out of the 5 chicks I have, 2 are red stars. The one with the bloody butt happens to be one of them. The other red star chick had a drop of blood on her from the wound on the other chick. The rest of the chicks started picking at her now! I cleaned the blood off but now they wont stop picking at her! This is a nightmare. She's not bleeding yet, but I know it's just a matter of time. I'm still new to all this chicken stuff [​IMG]
     
  4. TrishChibas

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    does anyone know if I should put something on her wounds?
     
  5. Debbiesflocks

    Debbiesflocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen other members that say to use Blu Kote spray on them. I used this yesterday for the first time. I had fresh hatched silkie chicks that were still in the incubator. they had picked a bloody sore spot on the 5Th chick and he was bleeding. I sprayed him with Blu-Kote and the picking stopped. He is in with the other chicks today and doing fine.
    You should be able to find it at any farm or feed store.
     
  6. TrishChibas

    TrishChibas Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks! I'm going to go get it right now!
     
  7. TrishChibas

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    ahhhhh! They all keep picking each other!
     
  8. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    See if there's a chance they have mites.... So sorry!!
     
  9. Honeysucklefeathers

    Honeysucklefeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any Vicks Vaporub? Try rubbing it on all of them. Hopefully that will stop it [​IMG]
     
  10. TrishChibas

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    I don't have any of that. That wouldn't be toxic to them if they ate it?
     

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