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A complete mystery...?(kinda graphic pic)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 77horses, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊ 9 Years

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    Hi!
    I'm just so confused right now. The Strangest thing happened over last weekend. [​IMG]
    My dad has a waterer thing for our chickens and when I went out to the coop in the morning to change the water for the chickens, this is what I found...

    [​IMG]
    (Bottom of waterer is gone because I was gonna be refill it. This is the top part, upside down)
    It's so strange! I found this blood on the water dish! [​IMG] None of the 5 chickens have ANY signs of injury on them! [​IMG] One of them has a little blood on her head feathers, but none of her feathers are picked out or anything. [​IMG] It's such a mystery....
    any ideas?
     
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  2. birdlover

    birdlover Songster

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    Maybe that particular hen broke a "blood feather"??
     
  3. Feathers Acres

    Feathers Acres Songster

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    Are you shure its blood?, some times I get that
    rust color kinda of elgy I guess you could say inside
    the waterer
     
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  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Looks like blood from a comb injury, they bleed really easy, and if a chicken with this injury drinks, its comb brushes against the waterer.
     
  5. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊ 9 Years

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    It IS blood. I know it is. not algae.
     
  6. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Songster

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    It looks like one of them had a bloody comb.
     
  7. Poohbear

    Poohbear On a Time Out

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    Exactly what RoosterRed and 12 acres said. A little neosporin or Corona Smear (for horses) and she'll be good as new in a few days.
     
  8. Buckaroo

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    I had to edit, thought it was something else, but looks like the stuff is on the outside.
     
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  9. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊ 9 Years

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    NOTE: The blood is on the OUTSIDE OF THE WATERER! [​IMG] NOT on the inside, where the water is.
     
  10. birdlover

    birdlover Songster

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    Comb injury sounds right and you said one of your hens had a little blood on her head so that must be it!! Mystery solved? [​IMG]
     

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