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Tail Feathers Ripped Out

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by terrilhb, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    Georgia
    Went out to clean my brooder. Found an injured chick.
    1) What type of bird , age and weight. 1 month old RIR, Minorca mix
    2) What is the behavior, good
    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms? found this evening
    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms? found one other chick they had just started on
    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.some bleeding missing feathers
    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. Think other chicks did it
    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.yes
    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. normal
    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? cleaned off with dial soap. dryed and put neosporine on it, isolated away from others
    10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? would rather treat myself
    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use
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    Last edited: Mar 24, 2011
  2. StephanieD

    StephanieD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could one of your roos have done this? Poor lil thing.
     
  3. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    Georgia
    I think there are some roo's in there. All of them are 1 month old. I hope and pray it is going to be ok. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    How many of that age do you have in with adult birds? I have 2 about that age and they stay in a wire dog crate at night, they are with all during the day outside but I don't want that to happen to my younsters. the crate is in the coop but they are safe from the adults.
     
  5. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    Georgia
    They are all a month old. They are in our shed in their own brooder not with the big ones.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    maybe over crowding? I know they can pick on each other at very young age, so this is probably pretty common, maybe separate into 2 brooders and see if that helps.
     
  7. StephanieD

    StephanieD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would suggest a soak in epsom salts and then neosporin to the wound. Keep her isolated from the others and in a warm, dark environment. She'll also need some special treats!
     
  8. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    Georgia
    Sorry changed title. I read the Emergency thread and saw how to post
     
  9. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    Poor little thing. I would just isolate her in a little cat carrier or something similar and make sure she stays in a clean environment with food and clean water. They are amazing at healing with very little effort from us...
     

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