- May 14, 2015
We just "adopted" a chick that was the runt of the group. She was rejected by the mother, who threw her against the side of the run. She is smaller than the other chicks (we got 2 others from the same hatching) and the runt now has missing feathers on one side, a lot of exposed skin, and is not spreading her wings like the other chicks. We're fairly new to raising chicks, and are looking for advice on how to care for this injured bird. We currently have her in a separate brooder, are applying neosporin a few times a day, and are feeding her medicated food. Any advice on what else we can do?