In the Brooder
- Mar 7, 2018
I have had adult hens for several years but have never raised chicks before. I have 3 chicks, about a week old, from a store that are all different breeds. Thy Wyanndote keeps pecking the Brahmas nose (I guess its the comb?) and its bleeding. I have moved the bully into its own small box next to the original box with food, water, etc. I even put a small mirror in so it doesn't feel so alone. I gently washed the bloody spot of the Brahma with hydrogen peroxide diluted with water, then applied antibacterial cream (made sure it had no lidocaine or any other caine ingredients). I got all the info of what to do from internet searches, but it was all for adult chickens, I couldn't find info on babys in this scenario. Is there anything terribly wrong with what I have done? What else should I be doing? Any advise or encouragement is greatly appreciated!