Injured 2 day old chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chuckzoo, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2009
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    I have a 2 or 3day chick that has been attacked and pecked by some hens. It is missing most if not all of its feathers. I have treated with neuosporin and i have it with its mother for warmth. It does appear though that its skin is drying out. Should I continue to treat with neosporin or start using petroleum jelly, or what else could I do?
  2. BigIslandChicks

    BigIslandChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2010
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Quote:Continue to treat with neosporin. The important thing for survival right now is to ensure that the chick is eating its starter feed and drinking freshwater. As you stated, the mother can provide the warmth. Good luck.
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2011

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