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9 wk old hen was bleeding

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mnchickens, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. mnchickens

    mnchickens Hatching

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    I have a 9 wk old hen, and when i went out there a minute ago to check on them and she has some dried blood on her neck, it didnt seem to be bleeding anymore, what should i do! this is my first batch of chicks!!!
     

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

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    Probably need to separate her so the others don't peck the blood. A little basic wound care and supportive care. Avoid pain killer in triple antibiotic ointment if used; BYCers say it can be lethal to a chicken.
     
  3. mnchickens

    mnchickens Hatching

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    Thank you much
     
  4. mnchickens

    mnchickens Hatching

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    how would one get the dried blood off her feathers?
     

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