Help - we found a baby bird that looks hurt

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jesirose, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. jesirose

    jesirose Songster

    Mar 14, 2012
    McKinney, TX
    We were just closing up everything for the night when my husband saw a baby bird in the backyard. It looked like one of our cream legbar babies so he went to catch it, and I told him that wasnt ours - but it seems a little messed up. It's smaller than a 3 week old chick, not fully feathered, and has some patches where it's missing the down and just has pink skin. It didn't try to fly away, it just sat on his hand.

    We put it in a bucket with chick feed and water, and clean bedding. We couldn't find a nest nearby that it could have come from, or any other birds. I'm not sure what we should do with it, I want to help it if it needs help but I don't know what to do...

    Here's the bird, I couldn't get a good picture of the skin issue. It liked my husband a lot more than me!


    It's grey with black and white feathers, and a long black beak.

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