Newly hatched chick with Bloody butt

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lbchickens9, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. lbchickens9

    lbchickens9 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there anything I should do for a chick that hatched with blood attached to the butt? I'm afraid the other hatching chicks will peck at it. HELP...I need advice.
     
  2. gimmie birdies

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    It should heal up, maybe you can get some hardware cloth and fence her off some how till she is healed. we want the area to dry up, don't make it moist.
     
  3. lbchickens9

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    I cut the top half of a quart plastic container and put the chick in it and placed in the brooder with another chick. Hopefully this will allow it to dry as you mentioned and not allow the other chicks to peck at it. Thanks...will update with any improvements.
     
  4. gimmie birdies

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    good Idea!!!
     
  5. lbchickens9

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    The chick only stayed in the container for a couple hours but it was enough time to cause the foot to deform...should have put a piece of rubber mat or paper towel down but I thought the bloody mass would adhere to either the paper or mat. Next time..if there is a next time I will use the paper towel and take my chances. Now I will need to tape the foot and toes so they form normal. Stupid mistake.
     

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