Bleeding bottom(rear end) creamy looking discharge

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by flbyrne69, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. flbyrne69

    flbyrne69 New Egg

    Jan 1, 2009
    I am new to this so i am hoping i am posting my question correctly. Any help is greatly appreciated. I have 7 chickens 3 Plym Bar Rocks and 4 aracana Our problem is with one of the Bar Rocks she is 2 yrs old we adopted them this past march the issue is she just lost feathers within the past few days and now has a creamy discharge and bleeding from her bottom. I don't know if this is due to the weather or sickness. she seems to be eating and drinking fine.
    please help.
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    You definitely need to separate her from the others so that they won't cannabilize her and make matters worse. I'd clean off the wound with a saline solution and treat it with a product like blu-kote .

    Can you post a picture?

    Any other suggestions from other BYCers?
  3. chutewoman

    chutewoman Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 28, 2008
    Mid- Missouri
    I am new but am dealing with the same kind of issue (mine is due to canibalism). I learned the hard way, I lost one of my hens this week and a couple of weeks ago due to not removing them from the pen in time. The other chickens took advantage of the weakness, picked their bottoms clean, took skin and feathers. Big bloody mess, they both ended up dead. I just went out this morning and found several others were taking feathers off each others bottoms again, so I took some BYC advise and put blue kote and pine tar on everyones bottoms, hurt or not (because of canibal problems). They did peck at it but wiped their beaks due to not liking the pine tar taste. (I do not know if Blue Kote alone will stop others from pecking at the wound) Will see tomorrow if it was enough. Be sure to check for lice and mites while you are doing this, she would need to be dusted if she has them. I found the pine tar and blue kote in the horse section of our local feed supply store. Good Luck and keep looking for the cause of the trouble in the first place. This advise is just to prevent further damage to the area. There is a LOT of info on this site!!
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2009
  4. Marianna

    Marianna New Egg

    Jan 14, 2009
    Just wanted to bump this thread as I have the same problem with one of my girls at the moment.

    Did you find out what it was? What was a good course of treatment?

    I hope that she is ok

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