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Eggs Hatched But Got Caught In Fan HELP! *Graphic Pics*

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Yoda, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to start a different thread for this but These eggs were not suppose to hatch until between Sunday - Tuesday. [​IMG] Why they hatched this early I do not know. I had to work and before I left I always check for pipping, at 12:30 there was none. When I came home from work there were 3 hatched and all got caught in the fan [​IMG]
    I am so upset over this that I started to panic and that was not going to help these babies at all so I kicked into perfessional mode (I use to be a pro dog groomer). I took each one and examined them. One has a little cut on it's head, the IB or charcoal has a little bigger one on his head but the other has a huge, I mean HUGE skin lose on it's head and the back of it's neck. I put some Vaseline petroleum jelly on the cuts including the last one. I don't know if they should dry up or if I needed to keep them moist to heal so I went with the second cause it seemed to soothe them as I applied it - well in my mind anyways. The pictures are very graphic and the worse chick looks even worser (new word of the day) cause of the "jelly" [​IMG] Will they all be ok? Do I need to do something for them? Will the worse one heal ok? [​IMG] This is really upsetting me!! [​IMG]

    This is when I first put the Vaseline on the most bloody one:

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    All 3 in the brooder:

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    The worse one with it's head down sleeping on the other, here you see the neck damage:

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  2. Chew593

    Chew593 Chillin' With My Peeps

    You poor thing. What a horrible thing to come home to, but I think there's hope. First I would put neosporin (without the pain relief added it's bad for chicks) and keep putting the neosporin on as needed. Chicks heel remarkably well, and I think there's hope for yours. I'm not sure if I would recommend antibiotics at this point. Keep them secluded, quiet, and keep putting on the ointment. Maybe some electrolytes in the water and added protein to their diet too. Like a yogurt mash.

    Best to your babies. Keep us posted.
     
  3. nurseshelly

    nurseshelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think there is a good chance they will be okay. I don't have personal experience with this, but I have read quite a few posts about adult chickens picking chick's heads raw like yours are (basically scalping them). They seem to recover really fast. If you search for adult chickens attacking chicks, or hens attacking chicks, I bet you will find some of the stories and pictures of what others have experienced.

    Good luck with your babies!!!
     
  4. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist Premium Member

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    So sorry to hear that. [​IMG]

    If it is kept clean/not infected it should heal as long as that is just subcutaneous tissue and skin. I don't think it is a bad as it initially looks.
    If there is any way you can get the skin edges together like on the neck it will likely help with their future appearance.

    And if you don't have access to surgical instruments a lot can be done with VERY CAREFULLY and skantily placed superglue.
    It is sometimes used in the ER for cuts.

    I had a java chick that got scalped by brooder mates. It all happened in about 30minutes. It was a totally totally dreadful expereince.

    Anyway I managed to mobilize the neck skin and bring the edges of the wound together to sew it up. There was just one small defect left but the skin was too tight to pull the last bit together. Dressed it with neosporin.
    She made a great recovery but never grew any crest feathers.

    Please keep us updated.

    Before - yup, that is bare skull.
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    After - skin now covering the defect.
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    Last edited: Aug 19, 2011
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Wow what kind of incubator you have, fan should have a guard over the fan.
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Ouch, that should heal with time. Since they are up and running, looks like they escaped brain damage and will survive. Just keep their heads clean and they should make it. Good luck.
     
  7. ChickenSnake

    ChickenSnake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry you had to go through this. I really hope it turns out for the better. Good luck!
     
  8. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the one that came with the incubator. It was white but now has blood all over it [​IMG]

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    Here is what the eggs look like inside:

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    Last edited: Aug 19, 2011
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Ouch! I think that the styrobators have a height extending insert you could get for them. That looks like it should fit a standard PC fan guard too. Just get some little nuts and bolts and screw it onto the four holes on the danger side.
     
  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    yes you can get a guard for the fan, give me what size it is ,i even have some guards for some, if i do will ship u one
     

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