my baby chick has a growth on its head

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by billyfarmmom, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. billyfarmmom

    billyfarmmom New Egg

    Jan 31, 2016
    my baby chick has sand fleas and i took them off its head. it has now developed a growth on the left side of its head which has come down to its eye which has closed. what can i use to help my chick? please help.
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    Welcome to BYC.

    So sorry about your problem and wish I had an answer.

    But , I see you have also posted under emergencies and hopefully some one with experience will offer some help there.

    A picture of the chick can help, but I think you have a number of posts before allowed to upload one.
    In the meantime - add more information about the situation - where the chicks are housed, the extent of the flea issue, and a detailed description of the swelling or sore.
  3. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    Ya must live in the desert or the chickens came from the desert as I have more then on run in with sand fleas but I have never had a problem with them eating the chickens or the chickens having sours on the skin but you can go to the local feed store and get some dip and no I cant remember the name of the soap to add to the water but the feed store should have it or e-bay also has it and ya just add it to the water and you will need at least three 5 gal buckets one to dip the chickens in with the soap and two for the rinse then let the chickens dry in a warm place ....

    BYC has a very nice learning center [​IMG]
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Without a photo it's like trying to e x amine him in the dark. We can't see anything. I'm wondering if he has an infection from their bites and needs vet treatment before it affects his eye.
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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    I agree.
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Sorry to hear your little chick has a problem. I hope someone on the emergency/illness forum has been able to help you.

    Good luck!

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