Injured 6 Week Old Chick

Patch6713

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May 15, 2019
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I had a 6 week old chick escape their separate run and ended up with the adult chickens and ducks. When I noticed it she had been pretty beat up pretty good. I cleaned her up with water and baby soap, sprayed some special spray on it, and placed her in isolation in the garage to heal.
She had feathers pulled out and had some blessing. After being washed up there was no more blood. The feathers are pulled from her back near her tail. Currently I don't see any open wounds, just missing feathers.
My question is how long before I can take her out of isolation and place her back with the other 5 chicks. I don't want her to be away from them for too long but I also don't want them to start pecking at her.
What have other people used for as a time frame. And also, is it more than likely that the bleeding was from the feathers being pulled out than actual cuts and abrasions?
 

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How is she doing this morning? Is she eating and drinking, and walking around alright? I would try to put her back with the other chicks as soon as you can, or make a small divider in your brooder so that she can be near them. If she has any red areas that might be pecked, you can buy BluKote at most feed stores, and spray a little on her, or use a QTip to apply the head. Hen Healer cream is another colored product that can be used. Both products are antiseptic.
 

cmfarm

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You don't want to keep her away from the other chicks too long, or they may not like an outsider coming in with them. The blood was probably from the feathers being plucked. I hope she is doing okay now.
 

Patch6713

Chirping
May 15, 2019
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Upstate NY
How is she doing this morning? Is she eating and drinking, and walking around alright? I would try to put her back with the other chicks as soon as you can, or make a small divider in your brooder so that she can be near them. If she has any red areas that might be pecked, you can buy BluKote at most feed stores, and spray a little on her, or use a QTip to apply the head. Hen Healer cream is another colored product that can be used. Both products are antiseptic.

She seems to be doing fine the last few days. Since the morning after she seems to have been back to normal and we eating and drinking fine since the event. I'll try and re-introduce her tomorrow.
 

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