HELP! nicked chicks vent and there is blood!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dathy, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. dathy

    dathy Out Of The Brooder

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    i was cutting back down on a chick's vent that is a few days old ( to reduce poo that was caking on him) and i nicked it with the scissors and now it is bleeding a little i dont want to get it infected WHAT DO I DO!?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    I imagine by now you've treated the wound, but....

    A little flour or corn starch will help stop bleeding. Then use a little antibiotic ointment on the area. Be sure there is no "caine" drug (cetacaine, benzocaine, etc.) in the ointment. Try to keep the area clean and reapply ointment as needed. Watch for others pecking at the area and remove the chick til it is healed if the others do this.
     

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