Help please chick with head wound

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by leeannwalker, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. leeannwalker

    leeannwalker In the Brooder

    Hi all,

    our week old chicks were out with Mum and flock and it looks like she was kicked in the head while they were scratching around. She has a wound on either side if her head. She is still breathing but just lying there with her eyes closed.

    Should we try to save her and is there anything we can do?

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Try to give encourage her to drink - add vitamins to the water and keep her warm and then keep your fingers crossed! Mother hens are not always to most gentle are they?

    Good luck
  3. leeannwalker

    leeannwalker In the Brooder

    Thank you, she has had a little bit to drink and is quiet and warn, so hoping for the best.

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