HELP! Chick has big raw area under wing from mom


In the Brooder
10 Years
Sep 8, 2009
Mother Hen hatched this chick and three others outside in the coop 2.5 weeks ago. Everything was good until 3 days ago when this chick started walking with a limp. It got worse to the point where she would barely use the leg and just hop on one leg. I think that since the chick was "weak" mom started pecking at her. I noticed a small spot on her a couple days ago after the limp started, but today when I went out there it was bad. Just about the whole part under the wing and a bit more is raw. Raw like no skin is there. Poor chick must be hurting. Is there anything I can do to help it heal and prevent infection? I moved the chick upstairs by a few others that I have but she is separated for now.

Well, I had to cull the little guy. She hopped out of the box and when I picked her up I noticed a huge abscess on her chest. I didnt notice it before because I was wearing gloves. This little guy was hurting with her limp leg, huge sore and not the abscess/blister thing on her chest.


This was my first time culling a chick.


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