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Turkey chicks attacked by another mama hen ripped skin and poop ???s

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PQ, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. PQ

    PQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so we have 6 turkey chicks being raised by a mama hen, one of my other mama hens got a hold of 3 of them and ripped the skin off one of the turkeys necks and 2 of the backs yesterday at 5pm. I have medicated them and bandaged the one that was really deep I know it is better to let air hit it but then the chick itself was doing more damage to the wound. I washed and also put Blukote and neo on the wounds. So what else can I do for the wound, the deep one I'm really worried about? The other 2 with the neck and back seem to be scabbing over already.
    This morning one had some bubbles in poo, it looked like foam. The first poop was foamy then the next time looked fine. I have never had turkey chicks before so not sure if this is a normal thing or if I should be looking for other signs. They are all perky & crying for mom but thought it best to separate till wounds have healed. Also after I separate and all is healed should I put them back with mom or not, mom is a chicken and has never minded other chicks joining her, but the hen that attacked has never attacked other chicks until yesterday, so now I'm worried... First time turkey mama fears???
    Anyway thanks ahead of time for any help you can give us.
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2009
  2. PQ

    PQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I took the bandages of the chick I'm so worried about it is sunning itself in the window, it looks as if its drying up and looks really clean, should I tape it at night when we are not watching? Anything I should look for? Poop seems to have cleared up guess it normal cant find anyone or anything to say ya or nay...
     
  3. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    I guess whether or not to cover at night is a judgement call. If it's not picking during the day, it might leave it alone at night. I'd keep a sharp eye (and nose) out for infection in the deep owie though. Sounds like you're doing the right thing. Good luck.
     
  4. PQ

    PQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No smells but...What does infection smell like? Can you smell it right away or is it done for if you can smell it?
     

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