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HELP! Chick has cracked beak and skinless scalp!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jipus5, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Jipus5

    Jipus5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    New incubator chick, placed with Broody hen (& 3 others chicks) 24 hours after birth. This afternoon I find one with its beak broken, interior top of mouth is swollen a lot, and skull skin is ripped clumped together and dried. Please refer to the pic and tell me what to do?!?!???!?! Put it down, or coat with neosporin and a bandage then replace the skin where it goes, I am at a loss!
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  2. collisinana

    collisinana Out Of The Brooder

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    I would try to cover it. Other chicks might peck at it and this could kill her. Good luck! I hope she turns out ok.
     
  3. collisinana

    collisinana Out Of The Brooder

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    though if she seems to be suffering and is unable to eat or drink, I would say the only humane choice would be to put her down[​IMG]
     
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