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Help, hurt chick

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

  1. samolly

    samolly Hatching

    Apr 5, 2012
    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 Songster

    Oct 28, 2011
    North Central Texas
    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 Crowing

    Jan 12, 2012
    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.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2012

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