Bleeding butt

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by egchick44, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. egchick44

    egchick44 New Egg

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    My 1 yr old BO hen’s butt is bleeding. It has been bare for a few weeks but just started bleeding. She just started sleeping in the nesting box around two months ago. Other than this, she is acting normal. I moved her away from my other hens and put her in the garage. How do I stop the bleeding and clean it up? Any ideas on what could have caused this?


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  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Is it a prolapse oviduct or pecking injury?? I would soak it to clean it up and put some neosporin on it.
     
  3. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ouch. I would flush it well with plain saline solution and then put regular neosporin on it and coat it well. Keep her as clean as possible and and by her self. They sell quik stop at pet stores if it won't stop bleeding. My guess is the other hens have been picking on her so, she went to nesting box so others couldn't peck on her. Chickens become cannibals when they see any red. She needs to be all healed before putting her back in with others and then spray Blukote over the bare area.
     

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