Skinned hatchling help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Whitewinterwolf, May 30, 2012.

  1. Whitewinterwolf

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    Bantam newly hatched just this morning has been skinned along its side by I assume its mother as shes a first time mom.
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    This is the first time I have let the moms just do there thing out in the coop so I was expecting some sort of misfortune.
    Now I have shocky chick who I have coated in neosporin and put directly under a spare heat lamp on a clean towel.
    Is this one of those it will make it if it makes it moments? Or is there anything else I can do?

    And, what should i do with the other chicks? Let her raise them and see what happens, or take them away and put them all under my Buff Orph whos a proven good mom?
     
  2. Whitewinterwolf

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    Well, one more egg hatched and the mom seems fine. My last year broody has come over and decided to sit guard next to the two moms. I hope she ends up 'helping" raise them like I have read sometimes will happen.
    I think for the moment I will just keep an eye on the moms and essentially hope for the best.
     
  3. Whitewinterwolf

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    Alright well I called the vet and they told me to keep applying neosprin three times a day and washing the wound with sterile water.
    The chick itself is very active and I was able to teach it how to drink and eat this morning so the vet is highly optimistic that the chick will be alright.
     
  4. Spinster_Sister

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    ouch! poor baby! Happy that you found her/him quickly and started treating. I am sure he/she will be OK, glad to know there is another "experienced" hen in with the two new mommas.
     
  5. WellReadReviews

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    That poor sweet baby! Hope s/he recovers quickly. :)
     
  6. Whitewinterwolf

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    My poor little baby.
    It thinks im mom, it runs to the front of the crate every single time I check on it. I like how active it is, both energy wise and eating and drinking wise.
     
  7. Whitewinterwolf

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    Well a little chick update:
    I'm having a hard time getting it to drink without me there. I put a few small stuffed animals in with it along with a feather duster.
    But when ever its hungry or thirsty it cheeps for me. Like right now its calling [​IMG] I don't want to put another chick in with it because of its injury...
    Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
  8. Whitewinterwolf

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    Whelp I figured it all out myself thank goodness, and I have some AWESOME news.
    The chicks side is healing VERY quickly. All that is left from the skinning is a part of ozzy tissue by its leg that keeps moving. The vets says that it will heal just fine as long as I keep it clean.
    The rest of the area has a thin layer of skin regrowing already over the flesh.
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    I opted to put the smallest baby in with it. Though now they both peep for me...[​IMG] Oh well, guess im the designated mom!
    The poor thing is covered in neosporin and boy does it hate it. Another weak and I think it might be safe to name it Lucky! :D
     

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