Should I euthanize?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Amandalea, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. Amandalea

    Amandalea In the Brooder

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    I have a 6 week old chick that was pecked by the others so bad it's skull is showing. Is it possible for it to survive? it is in a box on my counter now, I put some neosporin on its head. It looks miserable,It is standing all fluffed up with its eyes closed.
     
  2. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Songster

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    Post pictures!!!
     
  3. linzeylew

    linzeylew In the Brooder

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    I have a five month old hen that was pecked really badly I doctored her up like I would a cut on myself and she's healing very well and it was right down to her skull
     
  4. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Yes, it is possible for the chick to survive, it happens quite a lot.
    Just keep the bird separated from the others, as they will pick at it.
    And keep the wound clean and covered in the Neo.
    Good luck!
     
  5. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Songster

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    Just never loose faith, I wouldn't euthenize unless its suffering
     

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