Help chick loosing fluff on head and has a bad cut

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TheRoostergirl, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. TheRoostergirl

    TheRoostergirl Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 22, 2013
    I need help fast my chick might die she is losing a lot of fluff on her head and has a big lump of dry blood on her head plus she has lice but I can get rid of that what's going on and what can I do
  2. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2013
    waverly ohio
    i would start by treating her for the lice. probably the fastest easiest method is 7 dust. separate her from the rest of the flock.

    i am going to guess that the blood on her head is a result of pecking from other chicks.

    just to aid in recovery, you might put some vitamins and electrolytes in the water. some people will boil eggs and give the yolks.

    for the spot on the head, just clean it and apply some sort of antibiotic ointment or spray. i use "Blue Kote" others have used neosporin just fine. dont use any products containing Lidocaine, and dont use "Red Kote" as the other chicks will peck at the red color.
  3. TheRoostergirl

    TheRoostergirl Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 22, 2013
    ok but never mind about that now all three chicks just died! what are some diseases that cause moving around slowly and always hanging around water and constantly hungry
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Could you give the ages and all of their symptoms--what poops looked like, were they eating, were they from a hatchery or did you have them in an incubator or a broody, what the brooder temperature was, when they became sick, and anything else you can think of.

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