Need help with attacked chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jlambert57, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. jlambert57

    jlambert57 Out Of The Brooder

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    Help! My neighbors 1 week old chick squeezed into my chicken coop with my hen & her baby. My hen attacked the chick. When I got home I found the chick in the corner of the pen bleeding around its neck, head, & face. Is there anything I can do to help this chick? I tried taking it back to its Mom, but it could not see well enough to keep up with her & her other chicks. I currently have it in a crate that it can't get out of & it seems to be doing OK. I was going to try to give it back to its momma in the morning if it's strong enough.
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Definitely get it back to it's mama asap...hopefully she will accept it.
     
  3. chickens really

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    If a good Broody?....It should accept her Chick back...Just put it back and it will know Mommas voice and run to her...
    Try not to interfere or put human emotions on the Birds...Momma knows best....:frow
     
  4. jlambert57

    jlambert57 Out Of The Brooder

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    It is back with momma and doing fine.
     
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    Awesome.....So happy it worked !!
    Nothing better than Momma....
     
  6. stellagirl

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    So glad momma accepted her baby back without any trouble! I'm having a similar issue, maybe you can help me.
    One of my 4day old chicks got attacked by one of our hens a few days ago. She seems to be doing ok but I'm worried that momma and/or the 5 other chicks will peck her, since she has bald spots on her neck and back. Should I try giving her back to mom or just keep her inside?
     

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