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Newborn chick has a bum hole full of fly eggs: help desperately needed

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LilyRascal, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. LilyRascal

    LilyRascal Hatching

    Oct 31, 2013
    I've removed as many as I could manually and gave it a luke warm bath to remove eggs on feathers, chick was abandoned by it's mother. What else can I do?

  2. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Clean and use some peroxide
    Welcome and enjoy!
    Steve. :frow
  3. BarnChickyOO

    BarnChickyOO Chirping

    Oct 29, 2013
    Proudly Born in the USA
    Yeah, that's probably what I would do.

    Dip a cotton swab in some hydrogen peroxide and VERY GENTLY clean around her vent the best you can. Do it again every other day, if you can. :)

    Good luck!
  4. ten chicks

    ten chicks Songster

    May 9, 2013
    Are you referring to maggots? Remove them all they will eat live flesh. How severe is wound,when you say bum are you referring to vent or umbilical area? Clean and clean again to remove eggs/maggots,diluted peroxide or epsom salt soak. After you are sure maggots/eggs are gone,apply an antibiotic ointment to wound(nothing ending in "caine/cane" toxic to chickens). Keep her warm and in a brooder,give her a child proof stuffed animal to snuggle up to,make sure she eats/drinks. You can add warm water to her feed so it resembles oatmeal,easier for frail/young chicks to eat.

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