Injured chick - raw neck

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hikechick, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. hikechick

    hikechick In the Brooder

    Feb 27, 2010
    Some how our 2 1/2 week old chick got out of the pen we have them in (an old dog kennel with extra wire added so they can't get through) and now it's neck is completely raw and awful looking. We put neosporin on it and separated it from the others. Is there something else we should do? This chick amateur needs some advise! Suggestions? Thanks in advance.
  2. monathequeen

    monathequeen Songster

    May 13, 2009
    Burlington KS
    Hi, sorry for the bad news..
    Neosporin was a good idea and keeping her seperated. Chickens are drawn to the color red so they will peck at the wound...and she may never have a chance to heal.

    just make sure she is eating and drinking plenty of fresh water. I have hens who get beat up by the roosters and look like they were attacked by a dog...not pretty to look at but, they always heal. Chickens are very amazing creatures in the healing process...Keep a good eye on her and if she stops eating and becomes lame, you might loose her to infection...hope that isn't the case..good luck.

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