Should I isolate minor injured chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lburress, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. lburress

    lburress Out Of The Brooder

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    I found a cat in my coop today. Now I think I know why I lost a perfectly healthy chick yesterday. After the incident I checked the chicks and noticed two of them had scratches on their comb area with a bit of blood. I am new to this so I am wondering if I should pull the chickens with scratches? They are 4 weeks old.
     
  2. Erica

    Erica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Iburress,

    I wouldn't bother unless the chicks are being pecked by others... Blood will often draw attention and pecking. But it's not likely to happen if the scratches are small (and birds are good at dodging if it's aimed at their head/comb area -- the rear end is another matter).

    good luck, and sorry you lost one,
    Erica
     
  3. lburress

    lburress Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you Erika. I truly enjoy this site.
     
  4. Wildflower_VA

    Wildflower_VA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Did you fix the cat problem??
     
  5. lburress

    lburress Out Of The Brooder

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    No, but my Lab did. He never really liked the chicks until the cat attack. Now he goes out and lays right by them looking for the cat.

    Lol
     
  6. Wildflower_VA

    Wildflower_VA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Good dog!
     

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