bleeding crop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by zuluman, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. zuluman

    zuluman Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 3, 2007
    hi............ one of my hens is sickk .. started with some which looked like a sore on the beak for the last couple of days , and today she is bleeding from the crop area and the other hens are pecking at it sometimes .and she is letting them do it.. she isnt as active and as vocal as usual but is still eating and drinking ... i have a link to a photo on another site ,, i havnt learned to attach pics here yet .. any ideas plzzzzz ...
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Looks like she is being pecked on... do they have enough space? Are they bored? Antipick, some bluekote, and a cleaning would help out, along with giving things for them to do. Upping protein in diet will help feathers grow back too.

    The stuff on the beak, since it is like a nail, are you sure the sore isn't just a bunch of stuff stuck to the beak?
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I hope you dont mind, I am going to try to post your pic here for you.

    First....get her out of there...the others will continue picking.
    I would wash it up, wound cleanser...saline wash...something...then apply Blue Kote....This will help her from getting pecked at. How did she get this wound? Is it a pulled feather? Might want to see how big the wound is....and where the blood is coming from. Could be a feather...broken off. Good luck with her. She is a pretty hen!
  4. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 1, 2007
    Princeton BC Canada
    I would think the stuff on her beak is blood she can't get off. Take her out and wash her beak and chest so you can see whats going on.
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Take her out and away from the others till you can figure this out or they will literally peck her to death.
  6. zuluman

    zuluman Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 3, 2007
    thanks for that.. they have heaps of room and i also let them out nearly every day and sometimes they peck at eachover but they never drew blood .. i cleaned her up abit yesterday and couldnt see any wound around the crop . and i t was mostly dried blood on the beak . so i put her in a different section of the garage on her own and will have another good look at her today ..and i got some saline wash and calamine lotion .. i didnt have enough time to have a good look yesterday couse i had to go to work ,and my mum thinks its just dripping off the beak onto the crop .. any way thank you all for the fast replies.. [​IMG]
  7. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Quote:calamine lotion ???? You will want to use NEOSPORIN, IF you can find a wound.

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