please help! first time having chicks since i was little

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by greenthumb89, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. greenthumb89

    greenthumb89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May 30, 2008
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    i just tried to introduce my 6 week olds to some older pullets that are about to the laying stage. and i monitored them with me in the coop for about 2 hours, then i left the coop and checked on them about every 30 hour then i just let them go unchecked for 1 hour and i go back and my cochin was really bad. there is no more feathers on the side of his head. but none of the other young ones were hurt please help
     
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    Isolate the hurt one for a few days until he heals, then try reintroducing him.
     
  3. greenthumb89

    greenthumb89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do i put anything on her head like blu kote? i just made a spot in the makeshift brooder i have to keep her warm where she is by herslf and has food and water close by
     
  4. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    It's up to you. I've never treated any wounds on my birds that have been pecked, but that's just me. I've heard blu kote works well. When I have to isolate a bird, I put them into my chick brooder.
     

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