Help, hurt chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by samolly, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. samolly

    samolly New Egg

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    We have just recently received some chicks it is our first time with any chickens at all. About 1 week having them they started to peck at each other and 4 of them are hurt. 3 of them are just small wounds and nothing too big but the 4th one is hurt pretty bad, she has a hurt upper right wing and I can see her bones.She is just sitting there not moving much. I have them all separated into there own cages with their own lamps with food and water but I don't know much about them and I don't know what else to do for them. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. bj taylor

    bj taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when mine started pecking on each other i had a couple of significant wounds. from advice here, i bought a product called blu kote. it stains big time, but worked great to help heal and to camophlage (sp?) the wounds to keep from further pecking.
    i had to move mine to bigger digs because they were picking out of boredom. once moved, picking instantly stopped. good luck
     
  3. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Try cleaning it off some then put Lanolin on it, or antiseptic ointment. Then you can put some Blu-Kote on it and the others too. But the really injured one, I'd keep in contained.
     
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