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day old chick w/ wound

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by carousel, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. carousel

    carousel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of Tukens - cute little Naked neck came out the shipping box with a good deal of dried and fresh blood around her neck.
    I have cleaned up a little but but didn';t want to cause the chick more stress.
    I'm keeping her in the shipping box w/in the brooder, she has water and is drinking.
    btw the chicks got here this morning.
    what is the best way to
    1 clean her up - dried blood, she no longer bleeding
    2 keep the chicks from pecking at her again.
    thanks
    sorry some of the pic are fuzzy!
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    CS
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    You'll have to keep her in a separate brooder or the other chicks can pick her to death out of curoisity. It can be the start of a bad habit. Some neosporin or blue kote may help the wound heal, while the blue kote can help disguise the wound.
     
  3. carousel

    carousel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you,
    I have set her up in her own brooder w/in a brooder <G>
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    she is not all that "thrilled" would rather be with friends but she is eating and drinking.
    this should at least work for a day or 2, I will see how fast she heals.
    CS
     
  4. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    does the wound feel hot?

    could it be abcessed?

    do you have any antibiotic on hand if the neosporin doesn't work?
     
  5. carousel

    carousel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks,
    it looks much better this morning.
    it does not seem swollen or hot.
    I think we are on the right track!
    CS
     

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