Help mama hen pecking chicks eye. What can I do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mylilchick, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. mylilchick

    mylilchick In the Brooder

    Oct 15, 2013
    Central Florida
    I'm new to chickens and need some help. Mama is pecking her own chick's eye. What can I do? Saline rinse and Neosporin? Should I separate the chick? She is eating and getting around OK. a little sluggish but otherwise OK. The last pic is mom. Why does mom does this? Thank-you!


  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Chickens will peck at anything that looks weird. I would separate it and let it heal.

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