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

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    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!

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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    Chickens will peck at anything that looks weird. I would separate it and let it heal.
     

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