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Blood on roosting bar

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I saw blood on the roosting pole this morning. Not blood in the poop. Just blood.  I had to go to work so I didn't do a really good looking, but from a quick look I didn't see any injuries or blood on any of the chickens.  The spot where I found the blood is where my white girls sleep so I think I would have noticed blood on them.  I do have a Rooster and one girl who has just started laying this week.  Can the Rooster be the problem?  Do hens bleed from their first couple eggs?  I will check them more when I get home. I separated the rooster for the day in case.  I have 9 hens total.  Thanks

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No injuries, no worries.

I've seen it before and it never resulted in a problem.

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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It's possible she could have broken a nail, I've had this happen to my hens a few times, the injury will bleed quite a bit, but will be very hard to notice later on.

Breeds I raise: Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, PROJECT white d'Uccles, Mille fleur d'Uccles, RI reds, Barred PR's, Assorted Cochins, GLW's, Sexlinks, Mutts, and one Lavender Orpington!

Turkeys: Bourbon Red ~ Standard Bronze

Ducks: Blue ripple and black Muscovys

 

 

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Breeds I raise: Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, PROJECT white d'Uccles, Mille fleur d'Uccles, RI reds, Barred PR's, Assorted Cochins, GLW's, Sexlinks, Mutts, and one Lavender Orpington!

Turkeys: Bourbon Red ~ Standard Bronze

Ducks: Blue ripple and black Muscovys

 

 

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Thanks.  I will keep an eye on them and see.

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