Hurt Chick

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SuperChick94, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. SuperChick94

    SuperChick94 Hatching

    Jul 24, 2014
    I need help!!
    I have a baby check whose eye is swollen shut from his mother pecking him (I've separated them). There are no other chick's left and his second eye has also swollen shut. I don't know what I can and can't use one him, and he can't see to eat or drink. I can't afford even the smallest expense right now, but I really want to save him. He seems so weak now.
    Please please please help!
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
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  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    So sorry about your chick!

    X2 on the link provided by Two Crows. Hope she heals!
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! So sorry about your chick, hopefully you will get some advice in the Emergencies section TwoCrows gave you, hope the chick is OK.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Maybe if you hold a dish up to him he will eat and drink. He is probably dehydrating and hungry because he can't see and his eyes no doubt hurt him. He may eat some plain yogurt if you put some on a finger tip and just put it inside his mouth so he can taste it.

    How old is he? Chicks generally need a heat lamp until they are fully feathered out. In a brooder
    the temp would be 95 degrees at hatch, and then lowered 5 degrees every week. If he is lonely give him a small stuffed toy to cuddle up with.

    If you post on the emergencies thread please do so in as much detail as possible.
  6. How is you chick doing now .......

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