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How long to heal??? (pic of day old chick w/wound)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Azulegg, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. Azulegg

    Azulegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was freaking out yesterday evening trying to stop bleeding from a day old silkie chick. The size of the wound was a pin prick. I found my stop bleed powder and put lots of it on the chick then I covered it with a band aid. The chick is doing fine this morning. I just wonder how long I should leave the band aid on and how long it will take for something like this to heal on a small little thing. BTW, it's a silkie chick.

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    Last edited: Sep 5, 2009
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Very cute! As long as the bleeding has stopped you should be able to take the bandaid off. I wouldn't put her back with the others until there is no blood visible...they like to peck at bright red things.
     
  3. Casey3043

    Casey3043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think she needs a Wonder Woman band aid!
     
  4. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really have no idea but I wanted to say that it is absolutely adorable!
     
  5. anngili

    anngili Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm glad your chick is doing better. Good work!
    I can see, though, by the way she looks, that she now expects for you to make her a cute little scarf to wear! Adorable!!
     
  6. Azulegg

    Azulegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all.

    I think I will leave it on extra long just to be safe. The little thing is in with it's momma, and two other silkies (another hen and a roo). I just want to make sure she/he does not get pecked! I am going out to check on him/her now.
     
  7. Azulegg

    Azulegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Bandaids do come in handy for little boo boos. I used bandaids and cardboard to make a theraputic shoe for a red golden pheasant chick as it's one foot was curled. It helped him/her get along better. The foot did straighten out as I added extra supplementation because usually in pheasant chicks crooked toes or curled foot or any other weakness usually means a deficiency. Once the deficiency has been fixed it repairs the curled/crookedness. What makes me mad is breeders take these chicks and kill them instead of fixing the problem (they assume it's genetic when it usually isn't).

    As to my little silkie chick, he/she is doing fine so far!
     

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