Helping injured chicks safely

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PhoenixAngel429, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. PhoenixAngel429

    PhoenixAngel429 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last year I had to help a tangeled chick but the mom flogged me. He seemed healthy, so we put him back a safe distance from his mom and she tried to flog us. I do not want that happening again, so how can I help hurt chicks with their mom without welts? [​IMG]
     
  2. austinandkara

    austinandkara Out Of The Brooder

    Well those are a mother's instincts and you can't change those. Just wear long sleeves and gloves if you ever should have to rescue a chick again.
     
  3. FMAFarms

    FMAFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Flogging? You mean the way wayward sailors used to be punished, with a whip or lash? I'd love to see photos of that! [​IMG]

    But yes, what the PP said. Work gloves are a must when handling broody and mama hens.
     
  4. caspernc

    caspernc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A large piece of cardboard works wonders and won't hurt Mom. It does help to have two people. Have done this with wild geese and ducks in the pond behind the house. As it turned out the mama duck desided that the barn WAS the best plase for her brood. Think of sweeping ducklings out of the barn at night......They are SOOOO messy.
     
  5. PhoenixAngel429

    PhoenixAngel429 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the tips. I bookmarked this page so I could find it again. I have a few hens brooding, so I need to know this, in case some get hurt. [​IMG]
     

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