taking care of a baby chick

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  1. miguelmtz2157

    miguelmtz2157 New Egg

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    I have a question one of my chickens killed 2 of her young so there was another chick on the way so i put it with a another chicken and he got pecketed and he has 2 cuts on each side of the head my question is how do i take care of him what can i put to make him feel better
     
  2. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First off,add probiotics to his water,and electrolytes to help him active and not so stressed.Try adding hydrogen peroxide to the sore.
     
  3. janoel8-48

    janoel8-48 Out Of The Brooder

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    I would add something like Vaseline to cover the wound to make sure it doesn't get an infection.
     
  4. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is exactly why I suggested Hydrogen Peroxide.It keeps it from getting infected,and heals it.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Vaseline will not help. Hydrogen peroxide is not a good choice, it burns even healthy skin. Generally people use Neosporin (NO caine ingredients), you can use saline solution to clean out a wound first. That poor baby, I hope he has a safe, warm brooder to go to. He isn't doing well with his own kind. If you give him a stuffed toy to cuddle with, and a mirror, so he thinks he is not alone, he should be happier.
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Sorry to hear of your losses and hurt chick! X2 on drumstick diva's advice. Neosporin or coconut oil are the best things to use on the wound. Make sure you spend lots of time cuddling and holding the baby. Just don't hurt it!
     
  7. miguelmtz2157

    miguelmtz2157 New Egg

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    Thank you all for youre suggestions and i have another question he dosent walk yet but hes trying to how long till i see improvement the breed is american game foul
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Hope your chick is OK, you've gotten some good suggestions above on treating his injuries with neosporin etc, and about having a brooder set up for him. https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks Make sure the chick is warm enough (check the temp with a thermometer) .. it may take him awhile to gather his strength again if he just hatched and was beat up by the hens. If he does not perk up and eat and drink after a couple of hours of resting, you may want to post in the Emergencies forum about him https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures
     
  9. miguelmtz2157

    miguelmtz2157 New Egg

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    Hes starting to tuRn Fluffy i think hes gonna make it ill just have to wait till tomorrow and hopefully the wounds close thank you all for the aadvice
     
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