Oh great. 2 new chicks pecked by hen. And they are bleeding. UGHHHH

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by flightfeather21, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. flightfeather21

    flightfeather21 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 28, 2011
    Why oh why does this have to happen... RIGHT NOW!
    My chickens are so violent.

    So here's the scoop:

    TinyJR. the orpington, has pecked 2 of her cornish chicks, right behind the eyes. And they are bleeding as well.


    All I have done right now is put them in a shoebox (fairly large,)
    Put down a cloth followed by some sawdust
    gave them food and water.
    Put in a source of heat.
    OH! YES! and I have brought them into the house!

    But i'm worried about the chicks. One of them can't even stand up AND she is at the age were they are supposed to, (2 DAYS OLD)
    Are they going to get an infection? How can I help them?

    Flightfeather 21
  2. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    I had 2 broodies do that yesterday to 2 of their chicks only mine peck the whole sides of the head and eyes out. I had to cull them [​IMG] I would take any remaining chicks out and bring them in too. Clean the wound and put neosporin on it. Put some electrolyte/vitamin in their water. They are probably hurting and in shock.
  3. chickenbaguette

    chickenbaguette Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2011
    And I wouldn't put the hurt chicks in with the others - chickens for some reason love blood, and they could peck them too [​IMG] I hope they're ok!

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