Medical Help

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by cattleman999, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. cattleman999

    cattleman999 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am raising 10 CornishX from McMurray with 27 laying chicks I got from them at the same time. The chicks are a little over 3 weeks old and I noticed one of the meaties has some kind of sore near his vent. Any ideas what might have caused it and what should I put on it? Does he need to be separated from the rest of the bunch until he heals up? Any suggestions will be appreciated. This is my first attempt at raising meaties.
     
  2. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Could you post a good, clear pic of the sore?
     
  3. geebs

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  4. scubaforlife

    scubaforlife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess, if it is above his vent, is the tail feathers are breaking through.
     
  5. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if it is a visible open sore and you are worrying about the other chickens messing with it i would isolate for a few days until it has healed over and is not "raw" anymore, to be safe. better safe than sorry... if it starts to bleed and the other chickens take notice they may become relentless w/ pecking at the wound causing much worse injury or death.
     
  6. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    blu-kote is awesome to keep the others from pecking at a sore. a pic of it would help us tell you what it is.
     
  7. cattleman999

    cattleman999 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think it is raw from the other chickens pecking at it. I will try to get a pic and put on here. I had a friend that tried raising meaties with layers and the layers ended up killing all the meaties. I am going to separate the meaties from the layers today and will isolate this one by himself if necessary. Thanks for the responses. Where did you get the blu-kote I think it was?
     
  8. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    just about any feed or farm store.
     

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