Injury to back of neck - One month old

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by srutan23, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. srutan23

    srutan23 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my new month old chicks has a bare patch on the back of her neck. I am thinking one of the big girls picked at her through the cage. But that is just a theory. Could it have been something else that caused this? I have put blukote on it. Any other suggestions?
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  2. Kikiriki

    Kikiriki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry no one responded...did you find help? How is she doing?
     
  3. srutan23

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    I did. Thank you for asking. I was feeling like the lonely kid at the corner table in the lunch room. lol

    A local more experienced friend was able to tell me what to do. She is doing fine now. It just looks kinda gross with the scab on it.
     
  4. Kikiriki

    Kikiriki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I know the feeling!

    If you post when a lot of other people are, that post can get pushed into oblivion pretty quickly. I make a point of selecting "unanswered posts" and go to page 16 just to try to let people know they aren't alone out there :)

    Did you figure out how it happened? Pecking party?

    I am glad to read that she is now healing, and I am very glad you found some support!
     
  5. srutan23

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    Yes, I found out. My husband's a dumb *****! He thought he would hold one of the chicks up to the full size hens to introduce them and the miscalculated the speed of the big girl. He works swing shifts so once I got a chance to talk to him, he fessed up. [​IMG]
     
  6. Kikiriki

    Kikiriki Chillin' With My Peeps

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