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One of the babies I picked up has no fuzz under arm & is pecking at it

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bargain, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    under his/her wing and it is raw skin, he's picking at it. I didn't notice this when I picked up the box of chicks ...I've left a message for the byc member

    But what Can I do tostop him/her from picking on this...It's obviously bothering him...I'm afraid he's break the skin

    What could it be.

    S/he's about 3 days old..

    Thanks. Nancy
     
  2. xke4

    xke4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you wrap the wing close to the body?
     
  3. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

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    Quote:I was thinking the same thing; just be sure not to wrap it too tight or the baby won't be able to breathe...
     
  4. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    I think I'd put a bit of Neosporin(without pain reliever) on the raw spot.
    Could it have mites or something that it's picking at?
     
  5. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    I don't know the conditions in which it was kept before I picked it up. I'm thinking it may have laid on the heating pad in the box and burn his arm some how...I looked for signs of mites and didn't see any... Neosporin, I think I'll try!
     

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