My hurt chick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tsullivan10, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. tsullivan10

    tsullivan10 Hatching

    Feb 24, 2011
    I have a three week old Salmon Favorolle chick that all of the other chicks have picked on. They have pecked all of her tail feathers out and left meat exposed. I sprayed genamyacin on it and seperated her from the others, is there anything else I can do for her? She is still very vigerous and getting around well.
    Thanks, Tanya
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas

    Sounds like you are doing fine by her. If there is another chick that doesn't pick on her, I would consider putting them together. She'll need some company. And when she is ready to re-join her flock it may be easier to re-introduce two rather than a lone chick.

    If no other chick is agreeable, try providing her with a small stuffed animal, a hand mirror or a clean feather duster for company.

    Good luck [​IMG]
  3. FMAFarms

    FMAFarms Songster

    Feb 20, 2011
    Rural Michigan
    Blue Kote? Black Salve? Anti-Pick Lotion? She sounds like the designated lowest-on-the-pecking order, and this is normal. But perhaps also offer the other chicks something that entertains them as well, because picking and pecking are signs of boredom. Check a pet store near you for bird toys that might work in your brooder. Bells, mirrors, things that spin are great for inquisitive chicks.
  4. SLWyandotte

    SLWyandotte Chirping

    Feb 23, 2011
    Chatom, Alabama
    mason jar feeders are working for me on boredom. they can see the food but can't understand why they can get to it at the bottom through the holes but not up high through the glass.
  5. tsullivan10

    tsullivan10 Hatching

    Feb 24, 2011
    Thanks everyone!! I would have never thought about a boardum problem.
  6. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Songster

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Depending on how old they are, you can also hang a half/quarter head of lettuce on a string. A little like tetherball, to keep them busy. Works grrrrrrrr-eat!

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