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help my chick has a lump i have posted a photo please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by joegwendolyn, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. joegwendolyn

    joegwendolyn Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 26, 2009
    my 4 week old buff orpington chick has got a dry lump on the back of her neck, I was just wondering if anyone could tell me what it is, i am new to having chicks so any help is greatly appreciated

  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    It appears she's been pecked clean by some brooder mates...if this is the case, it could just be a swollen area due to the pecking.
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Quote:either that or.....mine got on top of something in the brooder and lost his feathers to the heat lamp, he recovered but looked funny for a while. Had to rearrange the brooder [​IMG]
    most likely what Wynette said though....
  4. joegwendolyn

    joegwendolyn Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 26, 2009
    is there any way to atop the pecking ????
  5. onecent

    onecent Chillin' With My Peeps

    try a red light, ive heard that helps stop the pecking.
  6. joegwendolyn

    joegwendolyn Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 26, 2009
    i tryed a red light, and some one said it might its getting to hot so i took it out
  7. OutdoorFun4

    OutdoorFun4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Southern Maine
    Poor little girl.

    I agree that you should go back to the red light. Adjust the height so the temp is correct.

    Also, watch this chick with the others. If it is being picked-on I think you may have to isolate it until it heals.

    Good Luck.
  8. joegwendolyn

    joegwendolyn Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 26, 2009
    we have just got rid of the baby roo that was with them as he was chasing them i am hoping this will help
  9. Red

    Red Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2007
    We added things in our chicks brooder to stop them pecking at this one chick who had a darker beak than the others, and so attracted a lot of unwanted attention!

    We got the bottom of an egg box and put marbles in the holes where the eggs sit, and then scattered chick crumbs around the marbles. This kept the chicks entertained for hours trying to get all the food, and they left the other chick alone. We also added mirrors which provided them with much amusement [​IMG]

    I hope getting rid of the roo helps with the pecking, good luck.
  10. jenni2142

    jenni2142 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2008
    South Carolina
    Quote:At walmart you can get a dimmer switch on a cord for about $10, it makes it much easier to adjust temps in the brooder. I am sorry I can't remember who on here gave that advice but I love having it on mine.

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