Help With 1st Chick Boo Boo

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by llombardo, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. llombardo

    llombardo Crowing

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    I noticed that my youngest(just turned 3 weeks) was pecking at her back end right at the base of the feathers on her butt and it was bleeding. Shortly after, the others noticed too and the chasing began. I already had the blue kote on hand, so I grabbed her, took a wet rag and cleaned then dried the area and sprayed the blue kote on there. It looks like a small bump(maybe irritation from pecking area?) She knew something was there and started going in circles(maybe it burned until dry?) The others slowed down on the pecking for a couple minutes, then in came the ducks. One of the khakis went for the both immeduately. Daisy(the chick) hid under Sunny(the Peking duck) I took her out and put her in a cat carrier with a blanket.

    How often should I treat with the blue kote? Obviously she will need to stay seperated tonite. During the day the chicks and the ducks are seperated anyway. Should I treat her in the morning before work and keep Her seperated from the other chicks? They are in the brooder but all go in and out, so she can get away but I don't want her stressed. I don't want her stressed being away from them either.

    Help?
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

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    The beauty of Blu-kote is you treat the wound once, and that's pretty much all you need to do.

    Keep in mind that Blu-kote is for tiny wounds only. If ever one of your chickens suffers a large wound that you know will require weeks for new tissue to regrow, Blu-kote is not advised. Instead, the best thing to treat it with will be Vetericyn and an antibiotic ointment. In fact, get some and next time a chick has a tiny wound, spray the Vetericyn first and let dry, then put on the Blu-kote.

    It's never too early to start putting together a chicken first aid kit.
     
  3. llombardo

    llombardo Crowing

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    I saw the vetericyn at the store and I believe it said for chickens. I always have vetericyn on hand for my dogs. Can I use the the one for dogs on chickens?

    This was a small bump(really looked like an irritation) If it was a big boo boo I would have cried and then asked everyone what to do..
     
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  4. llombardo

    llombardo Crowing

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    Will the others stop going after her?
     
  5. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

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    Vetericyn is for all animals. I even use it on myself.

    With the Blu-kote, they won't be attracted to the wound. But it won't stop a bully. That's up to you.
     

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