Help My Chick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ALRwild, May 8, 2011.

  1. ALRwild

    ALRwild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have six chicks, and two of my chicks have begun to peck at one of the others foot. The poor chicks foot has been pecked at so much that there is now a big bloody splotch on its foot! I know this can be a sign of boredom, but no matter what I do they still pick at her! Please Help!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would separate immediatley
    it will only get worse if they see blood
     
  3. Separate and stop the bleeding asap. Chickens don't clot well, so bleeding can be a real problem. Before putting chick back in with the others, be sure to use some Blu Kote on the injured spot. Using a q-tip will work on small areas, but it needs to completely cover the open/bloody spot. It took me two nights to put my one back in the with others after she had some bloody tail feathers, just to be safe. And they had plenty of room and we keep them entertained, so not sure what happened, but it can happen fast. Good luck!
     
  4. ALRwild

    ALRwild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much! I'll go separate her right away!
     
  5. lady feathers

    lady feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you don't have the powders designed to stop bleeding you can put flour on it.... one the bleeding has stopped definately use the blukote works wonders! It they are bored try rearranging the brooder, giving more space, adding a new toy (any new object for them to check out), treats depending on their age, etc... or they may need some more room in the brooder, if that isn't possible and it is a space issue you may want to consider adding a second brooder so they can be divided to gain more space. Good luck, most injuries like this if caught quickly will heal quickly!
     

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