Yellow chick...red bottom...perfect target for brooder mates

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BeautifulPacificNorthwest, May 23, 2011.

  1. BeautifulPacificNorthwest

    BeautifulPacificNorthwest Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 15 black chicks and one yellow one. They are all a week old and share the same brooder pen.

    My yellow chick had pasty butt and in cleaning it off, some of the feathers came off leaving a bald spot. Next time I'll be way more careful [​IMG]

    Today I noticed two of her her pen mates peck at the spot. It's still small, but now it's red; a perfect target of red and yellow (in a sea of black and grey) for inquisitive chicks.

    Should I put Blu-Kote on it? Antibiotic ointment? Vaseline?

    I don't want to separate her out if possible...

    Oh Dear, what should I do?
     
  2. fifenashia

    fifenashia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard the Blue-Cote prevents others from pecking at it. I would start with that first.
     
  3. BeautifulPacificNorthwest

    BeautifulPacificNorthwest Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I'll give the Blu-Kote a try.
     

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