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Our favorite chick is cut...all information wanted..

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kathyandmark, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Kathyandmark

    Kathyandmark In the Brooder

    Sep 30, 2012
    Hello Everyone..

    My husband and I are very New to the World of Chickens.
    We have a homemade brooder with Eight Chicks in it. We have named them all
    and they are now part of our family. Well the other night we found our quietest
    chick (still acting fine eating and drinking fine) with a very large open wound down
    her back. If her wings are closed you only see it due to discoloration of the wings..blood
    but not a lot.. open the wings and it well looks as if she skinned it like you would if
    you fell down and skinned your knee. They are about almost 4 weeks old. We have separated her and when we take out the others we let her come to, but we watch her..No one seems to be touching her or going after her.. She does love to under them when they are roosting on the side of the brooder so can it be maybe the nails of the other chicks..
    Please help us she is such a sweet chick we hate to loose her.. Thank you so much.

    Kathy and Mark

  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Clean off all the blood. Cover the wound very lightly in Neosporin (no -caine ingredients). It should heal.
  3. Kathyandmark

    Kathyandmark In the Brooder

    Sep 30, 2012
    Thank you

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