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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by clarke989, May 8, 2011.

  1. clarke989

    clarke989 New Egg

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    hello everyone i wonder if you can help me i am animal crazy and have lots of animals a friend bought me a 3 week old chicken today from a farm where he was to small so would have been killed he is eating and drinking well and is active i have just noticed he has a large scab on his side i have bathed it in warm water is there anything else i need to do ??????????
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Poor little chick. You could also put on a little neosporien/polysporien (the one with out pain relief in it). at 3 weeks the chick still needs supplemental heat like a heat lamp/ or high wattage bulb on him. If you haven't explored the learning center yet, you will want to take a look there at info on brooding chicks. I guess you will need to figure out what you are going to do with the chick in the long run, too. You might get hooked on chickens!
     
  3. clarke989

    clarke989 New Egg

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    i am lucky i have a brooder as i raise jap quail so he is in there thankyou for your help only had little one for 8 hours and am hooked already:lol: lol
     

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