Updated!!I need MORE help!!! Chick with bloody tail feathers..Help!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Hopefulloflove, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Hopefulloflove

    Hopefulloflove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, this chick is not bleeding from the vent..but her tail feathers and but are bloody..I fed them all this morning, and all was well, ran to the bank, came back home and checked on them aagain and this little girl (her name is pretty) had some of her tail feathers gone and some broken off, and was bloody...I saw some of the other chicks peckng at her tai, I also have seen her peck at it, but not sure if it's because it's hurting or because she caused it to start with ....they are 5 weeks old...we have taken her out and put her away from them, but what do I need to do now? To help her heal and to keep it from happeneing again! Help!!
     
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  2. Hopefulloflove

    Hopefulloflove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Spray her tushy with Blue Cote. The bright blue color isn't really attractive to chickens, plus it will help her heal.
     
  4. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats what I would say to,blue kote works great for that
     
  5. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I third the blue stuff. We had the paint on kind and had to put it on one pullet with a bloody backside and she is fine now (not as big a tail as the others but still doing great).
     
  6. Hopefulloflove

    Hopefulloflove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! Pickied up the blue stuff while I was out today!! Can I put heer back in with the others with the Kote on, or should I wait?
     
  7. Hopefulloflove

    Hopefulloflove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  8. kinsey228

    kinsey228 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Light Brahma pulls her tail feathers out, and I started her on Blue Kote today. I stuck her back in w/ the rest of the flock, as she was doing her usual stuff. Her beak is dark blue now too [​IMG]
     
  9. Hopefulloflove

    Hopefulloflove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL..Oh my!! Ok, I will put her back in and see what happens! Thanks! I just wanted to make sure I didn't do anything I shouldn't! [​IMG]
     
  10. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once I blue koted, I placed them back together. They couldn't see the bloody area so they all just left it alone. However, with the feather picking, you will have to watch and make sure that doesn't continue. I used Farmer's Helper Babycakes to help with pecking issues. It gave them something to do besides peck each other. I also would throw a handfull of grit or old fashioned oats in to give them something to entertain them!

    Just a tip, from someone who learned the hard way, make a template out of a paper plate or anything...the size of what you are spraying. I sprayed my daughter and my son purple before we figured out to use a template [​IMG] Purple chickens are funny...a purple daughter and son...funny at the time but not so much later [​IMG]

    Good luck!
     

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