Chicken pecking my feet !!

We got baby chicks yesterday. This one’s middle toe isn’t quite as long as the other and the top of the toe and the nail are black. The other chicks were pecking at it and made her bleed. We separated her, but how can we get her back in with the others without them continuing to peck at her foot?
Chicken pecking my feet
Chicken pecking my feet

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Becky Mejorado
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Becky Mejorado

Looks like she caught her nail on something?! Clean it… soak in epsom salt water, dry it and wrap it with vet tape. They will stop picking and make sure she’s stays warm and give vitamins and electrolytes!!

Jennifer Mains
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Jennifer Mains

I read in Storeys Guide to Raisinf Poulty that you can add alfalfa hay to the ground of the brooder and the chicks cant make out the toenails as easily amongst the flowers and stalks. A little neosporin might help too

Brittany Fulton
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Brittany Fulton

Looks like the whole leg is red. I’d say there’s an infection of some sort

Sue Evans
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Sue Evans

They thought it was a worm and pecked at it. Then they saw blood and went ballistic pecking it.