SEVERELY INJURED CHICK. graphic pics..... NEED ADVICE!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chikenlover123, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. chikenlover123

    chikenlover123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey everyone, this chick hatched 2 weeks and 2 days ago. one of the older chickens got a hold of it, for some reason, and pecked it. i found it bleeding and unable to move very well. the bone of the wing is poking out very violently. i washed the wound on the back with water and put antibiotic creme on it.

    for the most part, it seems to be in steady condition & ate a little bit earlier. however, it keeps chirping & acting like its hurting. i don't know if i should try to keep it, or to whether to put it out of its misery.

    i need you guys' advice very soon. i don't want it to suffer, but i don't want to kill it if its not necessary. [​IMG] have any of you ever had to do this?

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  2. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    Poor baby. You can give it electrolytes and vitamins in the water. Also part of a baby aspirin can help. That's a pretty bad injury if a bone is sticking out. You may have to put the bird down but I would try to give it a chance. It is too young to be in with adult birds. Bluecoat will help the wound, antibiotic ointment is good. With that much ripped open, I would bandage it to keep bugs off.
     
  3. JanaBanana1

    JanaBanana1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Feb 22, 2011
    And after you help the baby chick out, I would make the culprit chicken dumpling dinner! [​IMG] I hope you are able to help that poor thing.. imagine the pain it is in... maybe call your local vet for something?
     
  4. chikenlover123

    chikenlover123 Out Of The Brooder

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    hey, thanks for all your help. God took care of it, and the poor thing died. i think its better off though. it looked like it was hurting badly.

    this chick was part of one clutch that has a really good mom, but it was the runt, so it couldn't keep next to the mom. the hen that pecked it has her own chicks right now, so i don't know if she ws just protecting her children, but there is no excuse for this. i am probably going to separate the two families so this doesn't happen again.

    thanks aagain for all the help. [​IMG]
     
  5. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    Sorry your chicken died, but at least it isn't suffering any more. I think separating the families is a good idea.
     
  6. chikenlover123

    chikenlover123 Out Of The Brooder

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    exactly my thoughts. [​IMG]
     
  7. JanaBanana1

    JanaBanana1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Feb 22, 2011
    This post is why I am going to separate my mama hen that just had babies today. Sorry the little thing didn't make it [​IMG]
     

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