HELP!! My hen has blood coming out of her vent!!!
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I would try to calm down and tempt her into the coop with a treat to try and catch her. otherwise you may have to wait until she goes to the roost tonight. Blood from the vent might be from vent pecking by the other birds, a prolapsed vent that has been pecked, or from bloody droppings or discharge. I would try to figure out what is actually wrong before giving her medication. Pictures here can sometimes help. Vent pecking can be a form of cannibalism, and is common in chickens who are bored, have too little room, or who peck feathers for a lack of protein. It can become a habit that spreads. Let us help you figure this out. How old is she, and has she been laying eggs?
Edited by Eggcessive - 4/14/16 at 8:15am
Edit to add that I am not too sure whether she is laying yet or not. I have 40 hens and on a good day I get between 12-18 eggs a day on slower days between 8-12 I can't be too sure of who is laying and who isn't yet.
Edited by ohiobirdmom - 4/14/16 at 10:27am