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Bloody Brahma Foot

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I have a young Brahma and the pokey feathers on her feet bleed sometimes. Is this a common problem with chickens who have feathered feet? Is there something I can do for better foot maintenance? I currently spray the area that is bleeding with Dr. Naylor "Blu-kote" and it helps, but I'm more interested in preventing foot injuries. I haven't seen anyone else in the coop pecking at her, she's kind of the leader amongst our younger hens in the flock. 

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Pin feathers, especially those on the feet, are prone to bleeding if broken. As long as she is out in a yard or in a coop with anything she can bump her feet on there is potential for breakage. I would not be too concerned unless it is happening very frequently. It will stop occurring as the feathers finish develop and dry up.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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Thank you so much! My daughter just went and checked on her and said her other foot is bleeding today :-/I can't wait for those feathers to finish developing so this problem goes away. 

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