Injured Chick From Hatchery

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ggrap, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. ggrap

    ggrap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I received a batch of chicks yesterday, and they were all very healthy. But one of them is hurt. It looks as if the person that put them in the box, jammed the separator down on her leg. It was smashed underneath and is now purple and had a hematoma. I lanced and drained the hematoma, but her leg is pretty damaged. I know people put these chicks down, but she is eating and drinking, and overall healthy. Problem is I can't put her with the others, they attack her red swollen leg. Any ideas?
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Wow, that stinks. Im so sorry about the chick. I am not one to cull do freely..I always give them a chance. Maybe you can put a seperator in the brooder, and try different chicks with it, one at a time untill you find one that is more calm. Are you useing a red heat lamp? This would help some. Maybe get some wound kote...spray BOTH her legs, so they are the same color, and not drawing so much attention. Good luck with her, I hope she is ok.
     
  3. ggrap

    ggrap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems like she will make it. I am doing fresh warm egg yolk, the only thing I have found she will eat. She won't even touch it when it gets a little cold. Sugar and baby liquid vitamins in the water. Everything looks good except the leg. Spraying them is a good idea, but the hurt one looks so much different, that unfortunately it is a huge play toy for the others. Not to sound morbid, but it might be better if it falls off, which is a strong possibility. Most of the tissue is dead.

    Anyone have experience with a one legged chicken?
     

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