Help! Emergency! Need Help Now!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jadekaelyne, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. jadekaelyne

    jadekaelyne Out Of The Brooder

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    I just bought 3 chicks and two guineas together, the guineas pecked the beak off of my dominique chick. I have no clue how to treat it. This is a picture, the vet is closed with it being sunday, i have no clue how to treat this. she has drank some water.[​IMG]
     
  2. Blue CopperHen

    Blue CopperHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my. That poor peep looks to be in so much pain. Can you gently clean it with warm water and a clean soft cloth to see how much damage is done? Is she able to eat and drink? If she cant eat or drink then in my opinion the humane thing to do would be to cull her. :(
     
  3. Blue CopperHen

    Blue CopperHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would definitely separate any remaining chicks from the guinea keets.
     
  4. KYTinpusher

    KYTinpusher Master Enabler

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    Most definite on the separating!

    If she can drink, make sure you get some vitamins and electrolytes to add to her water. I have heard of others who have learned to tube feed their birds until they recover, but have never done it myself. I would search tube feeding instructions and see what you can find.
     
  5. JeanR

    JeanR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depending upon how far back the damaged beak , it may regrow and be functional. (like fingernails,even when cut too short). Main thing is to keep others from pecking the beak. If the tongue is undamaged, an eyedropper can be used to give drops of water and wet mash, but let the chicks have it by drops and swallow esch bit, rather than tube feed such a young chick, or give more than it can swallow at a time. Choking will likely be the end of it. Whether to .dispatch the chick depends upon you==(and keets and chicks are not considered a good combination)......GOOD Luck
     
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  6. Blue CopperHen

    Blue CopperHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did not know that a beak could regrow. thanks for the information!
     
  7. dretd

    dretd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What happened with the poor dear? Did she make it?
     
  8. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    x2! I'm hoping for a good update! [​IMG]
     

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