Help! My chick is bleeding from the head after being pecked at!

Verlara8376

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Aug 11, 2020
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Our chicks were born in June and have been fine since then. Today I found that one of my chicks was pecked at on the head badly. I assume it was one of my other chicks because they had a little blood in their beaks. I don’t know how to heal the wound, and the chick has been very sleepy. I’m afraid that she won’t make it. Anything I can do to heal the wound? I have her separated from the others and her mom. Her skin is raw in her head and there is no scabbing yet. Help!!!
 

ABBandit

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Aug 10, 2020
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You could try to and use hydrogen peroxide. Using stuff that is intended for humans on animals is a little controversial, but I have done it and healed them quite well and fast. I have a spray hydrogen peroxide bottle that I got from CVS. I usually spray once or twice and just let the natural process happen. Their "battle scars" were never too bad, but it's just what I use and quite honestly what I would use for that chick.
As far as the chick, do not place it anywhere with chicks/chickens unless it is isolated. Chickens become cannibalistic when they see blood on each other and will peck each other to death; you're quite lucky it was alive when you found it! I hope this advice helps. I hope your chick heals swiftly!
 
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I agree with the above. You can also then apply some neosporin ointment with a cotton swab. Just make sure it does not have the pain relief in it, novacane & lidocane are poisonous to birds. Good luck and hope your little one heals up quickly.
 

Verlara8376

In the Brooder
Aug 11, 2020
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I agree with the above. You can also then apply some neosporin ointment with a cotton swab. Just make sure it does not have the pain relief in it, novacane & lidocane are poisonous to birds. Good luck and hope your little one heals up quickly.
Ok I will look into that. It looks like she has come out of her shock this morning after she went to sleep. I put on some Blue Kote for less pecking and she is isolated but I will try to get some neosporin. Thanks!
 

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