Mailed chick with blood "spot" on beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hangin'witthepeeps, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. hangin'witthepeeps

    hangin'witthepeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered 25 chicks and they arrived safely. One of the polish has a tiny blood spot on its beak in between the nostrils. I cleaned it and put a little neosporin on it. The other chicks will come up to it and peck it on the spot. I will assume its a shipping injury. What else can I do for the chick (Dotty) to help it along. Do I need to separate it from the others?

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  2. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have blue kote put that in the red spot. In not try some genital violet. Chicks will peck at any thing red they see. Also you can try a red bulb in their brooder so that they can't see the red spot so well.
    **Note Genital violet and blue kote both will stain so be careful [​IMG]
     
  3. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep her separate if you can. I know it's hard because they are in a brooder but the others could easily peck her to death.
     

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