Help!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tanyizzle, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. tanyizzle

    tanyizzle Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my chickens which was introduced to the flock the other day has been pecked at a lot. It has a decent sized open wound on the back of its neck. I have separated it, sprayed it with antibiotics and wrapped it, but I don't know what to do now. I am trying to keep it warm currently. Help!
     
  2. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would keep her in a dark box or in a dog crate until she is healed
     
  3. Blessedchickens

    Blessedchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Sounds like you are doing the right things to me. If she eats and drinks, she should be okay. Bless her heart! [​IMG]
     
  4. tanyizzle

    tanyizzle Out Of The Brooder

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    I wish I could give her something for the pain! Would crushing up a baby aspirin and putting it in the water help? I really don't know how that would affect her.
     
  5. Achickenwrangler#1

    Achickenwrangler#1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't. Do you think it's in that much pain?
     
  6. tanyizzle

    tanyizzle Out Of The Brooder

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    She's missing half of the back of her scalp. I'd say that's highly elevated pain. We've gotten her to drink some fruit salad juice from a medicine dropper and she's taken a few bites of watermelon. She still hasn't opened her eyes.
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

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  8. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    I know another BYCer gives her chickens aspirin with no problems. Put some antibiotic cream on her wound, like Neosporin. Keep her separated until healed. Intoduce her slowly back into the flock. I don't know how you introduced her before, so don't want to tell you how to do it and step on your toes. Any more questions, don't be afraid to ask.
     

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