HELP! Rescued chicks with open wounds from TSC, how do I treat?? *UPDATE PIC*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by koakritters, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to TSC today looking for silkies, ended up coming back with 6 silkies, 2 red pullets, 3 ducks, and then 4 red pullets that were being attacked by the other chicks to the point that they have big open wounds on them!! The workers there were not going to do anything about them, the manager said to just put them in the back and they'd be "dealt with later". I said I'd take them but he said no. As I was getting ready to leave with the rest of my impulse buys, one of the guys came out with a box with the 4 chicks in it and said to leave quick before his manager noticed they were gone!!!

    2 of them are just small cuts and missing feathers, but the other 2 have open wounds that are about the size of a dime, and are pretty deep. What/how can I treat them?? They seem like they are healthy other than that... :( SO glad TSC is almost done with chicks, they don't care about them!!!

    I can post a picture if anyone really wants to see how bad they are...

    ***I posted a pic at the bottom for anyone who wants to see, If not then don't look***
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2012
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  2. tyjaco

    tyjaco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what to say to help, but BLESS YOU for taking them.

    There needs to be more people like you in this world..
     
  3. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks. :) I just noticed that you live in Cloverdale, that's pretty close to me! Maybe 30 minutes or so.
     
  4. tyjaco

    tyjaco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh wow! So glad we got you in our neck of the woods...

    How are the chicks doing? Poor little babies...

    I got my chicks up in Ukiah at Rainbow Ag, and there was a dead chick in one of the brooders and 2 very sick looking ones in the other.

    So sad. I asked them if they would do something for them...but they said, "we'll take care of it later" :-(


    Luckily, all my chicks are fine...
     
  5. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they seem fine so far, I just wish I knew how to clean/care for the wounds. But they are eating and drinking and seem happy...
     
  6. Working Dog Doc

    Working Dog Doc Out Of The Brooder

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    Poor chicks! Thank you and to the guy at the store who whisked them out! For basic wound care of any species, I like either chlorhexidine or iodine solution to flush the wounds 3-4 times a day. You can find chlorhexidine or iodine in the wound care aisle at Walmart or any pharmacy store with the name brand Hibiclens for the chlorhexidine. It is excellent to have in any first aid kit, human or animal. Just make sure you don't get chlorhexidine in the eyes! Put a small squirt in a cup of lukewarm water to dilute. The chlorhexidine should look like extremely dilute pink Kool Aid and the iodine dilution should look like weak tea. Use a syringe (you can can them at the feed store or your vet) to suction up some of the solution and flush the wound 5-10 times 3-4 times a day. Keep the chicks inside to keep flies away (I assume they are too young to be outside by themselves anyways) and most often the wounds will heal on their own. Good luck!
     
  7. six_eclectic_chickens

    six_eclectic_chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mix electrolytes into the water. It does wonders. Follow the instructions. I'd put polysporin on the cuts and wounds for disinfecting purposes.You are a wonderful person for taking them. I hope they survive.
     
  8. SunnyChicksFarm

    SunnyChicksFarm New Egg

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    Thank you for getting those chicks out of there! This type of animal cruelty should be reported to their corporate office! At least let everyone you know not to shop at that store and please post the store location on here too so we can all give them some grief about their cruelty!
     
  9. orumpoultry

    orumpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please post pictures. I have been complaining to my higher up for years about having chicks in as a good bunch of people are just clearly clueless. The more pictures and horror stories I find on here, the more I can print out and give to the higher ups.
     
  10. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! I have a lot of that stuff for my my horse, just wasn't sure if it was okay for the chicks or not.

    Not sure how old they are, ones a bit older it has its tail feathers already, the others don't.

    I will post a pic for anyone who wants it, but they are kind of gross... :(

    ^ this is what happens when you're a vet tech student, you can't leave anything behind... lol!
     

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