Injured chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TrialandError, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. TrialandError

    TrialandError Out Of The Brooder

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    let my chickens out today like normal and checked on a chick I have that I am keeping in a rabbit type cage inside the coop so the chickens can see it and the chick can see them. Well I think she stuck her head through the bars got stuck and ripped her skin on her neck pulling her head back through or the older birds did it but I just don't see how. I will be making her a new set up tomorrow as I don't have time today as I have to work. What should I do for her wound? So far I brought her inside put neosporin on it wrapped her in a blanket and put her back in the cage with wood all around so no more sticking her head out.

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  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like everything is covered. maybe tinier cage holes, to avoid that in the future, but the bird will grow quick and it soon will not be a problem. Just make sure chick is eating and drinking.
     
  3. TrialandError

    TrialandError Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks. Should I keep putting neosporin on it?
     
  4. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I have heard neosporin is good for chicken wounds. just keep it clean and protected until it heals.
     

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