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PLEASE HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by icewb8, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. icewb8

    icewb8 Out Of The Brooder

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    My almost 3 weeks old chicks pecked another chick and he is now bleeding, its not gushing blood but he has open wounds on his wings. I separated him into his own conatiner with a light but what should I do for his wounds? He is very weak and just lays there, I'm hoping thats because he is just tired and nothing more serious. PLEASE HELP ME!
     
  2. Keisha

    Keisha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read somewhere to put grease on it. I don't know whether or not thats right.
     
  3. icewb8

    icewb8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I put some antibiotic ointment on his wounds and put some chick vitamins into his water and he seems to be doing better. Is there anything else i can do?
     
  4. Keisha

    Keisha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds lke you are doing good! I wouldn't think there is anything else you can do for it. Is he/she peeping loudly? If so, he may be lonely or scared, if you have a mellow, gentle other chick, you could put it in there with your hurt chick, to give it company. As long as it didnt' start pecking on it again.
     
  5. icewb8

    icewb8 Out Of The Brooder

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    The chick is very quiet and dosen't peep, it sort of looks like it is relaxing and enjoys being away from those peckers.
     
  6. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    It sounds like some of your chicks are bored and can benefit from something to play with. I used to cut pieces of tender grass and throw it in their box and watch the chicks play "keep away". Be sure you have grit available and use grass that is not chemically sprayed. Is it possible to take them outside for some supervised play time?

    You've done everything right in treating the injured chick.
    Stephanie
     
  7. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Another suggestion:
    They may be a little crowded, maybe a larger brooder?
     
  8. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    At my local feed store the old gentleman behind the counter said his mother raised chickens and when she had one get pecked she'd rub a little bit of black shoe polish on the wound. It would, first of all, camouflage the wound so the other chicks wouldn't see it and peck it. And, he said, the little bit of alchohol it the polish would help it to heal better. I had been asking about anti peck stuff because one of my chicks was wounded but he didn't have any so I gave the polish a try. By gum, it worked! I was surprised, but it wasn't long until the chick was back in with the others and just fine with no more pecking. Jes sayin.....
     
  9. Hotwings

    Hotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your chicks may in a too crowded space, because they are alittle to early to be establishing a pecking order. If anymore of your chicks show blood put bluecoat(sp?) on the sore spot to prevent anymore pecking. Chicks will be attracted to the blood and will peck anymore.
     
  10. icewb8

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    I will try and get them some grass to keep them from being bored, also do i have to buy special grit for them if i put some grass in there for them? im assuming the grit from their feed isnt enough? I usually take them outside everyday but i guess they are a little crowded. They will be moving outside very soon so hopefully it will all get better.
     

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