Trying again, how bad is this please?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dandymandie, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. dandymandie

    dandymandie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if this is really all that bad? I was looking for similar problems but I guess I don't know how to describe it. I noticed it last night but he had just hatched so I didn't wanna take him from under mama just yet. I checked again this morning and its dried up now. He doesn't have the best balance but otherwise seems pretty normal. What do you all think please?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I'm not sure what is going on with him, but it does not look 'life threatening'. Is he still with the hen or are you raising him inside. Other than the lesion on the side of his head he looks to be okay.
     
  3. dandymandie

    dandymandie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh good, thank you! I put him back under mama this morning but I am thinking about raising him and his brother inside now. I'm afraid the group of chicks that hatched before these two will peck at it.
    He is a VERY large chick. I wonder if that caused the wound in the shell.
     
  4. sourland

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    How are things going with the chick?
     
  5. dandymandie

    dandymandie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for asking! He looks to be doing well. Had him inside this morning for a little bit but I didn't think he really needed it so I slipped him back under mama. He's acting like a normal chick. I'm concerned about that area getting infected since there is like no skin at all there. His eye is also kind of like slanted and smaller. I am overwhelmed with roosters but if this little guy makes it (I realllly hope he does) I'm definitely keeping him!
     
  6. dandymandie

    dandymandie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've a better phone now, clearer shots of the baby. mamma Button brought the boys out yesterday. The missing skin piece looks like it is healing well. Today it is dry and sort of flakey looking. He is acting totally normal,too. His eye is misshapen. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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