HELP! Something's wrong with the baby's foot!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Crickett, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Crickett

    Crickett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My newest and littlest chick was ok just a little bit ago. Now it looks like (s)he might have blood on her foot! She has feathered legs and is the smallest of my two Brahmas. What can I do about it?
     
  2. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    Is she limping or acting different?
     
  3. Bantam Bodon

    Bantam Bodon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes other babies will peck at those feathers, maybe the other one got ahold of its foot? There isnt a lot you can do about it, take it out and try to gently clean the area and maybe disinfect it.
     
  4. Crickett

    Crickett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now she's snuggled in the palm of my hand, sleeping. She seems like she can walk ok, I'm just worried about her because she's "the baby". I think I'll call her Baby. I'll clean it real well and see how it does. I heard that the other chicks will peck at a blood spot until the poor chick dies. Maybe if I get all the blood off, the others will leave her alone?
     
  5. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    a red light will help prevent them from seeing bloody spots
     

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