Bleeding Hen From the Rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jenny28, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Jenny28

    Jenny28 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, one of our hens appears to be bleeding a little off and on from her back end, I believe she is our rooster, Charlie's favorite. Has anyone ever seen this happen? Should I pine tar it or just watch and see? She is still laying BTW.
     
  2. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    He's just too much man for her [​IMG]
     
  3. Jenny28

    Jenny28 Out Of The Brooder

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  4. Uniontown Poultry

    Uniontown Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Tail area? Vent area? Bleeding from vent? Below vent?
    If your roo broke off one of her feathers, that can cause a little bleeding, as can a roo whose spurs are too long & sharp (I picked up a hen once whose one side had been cut open & skinned by a spur, and she recovered).
    Where on her back end is the blood? And how old is she?
     
  5. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Is it on top of her butt, or the um, where the egg comes out? Could she be eggbound? Prolapse? Need more info.
     
  6. Jenny28

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    It appears to be below vent area. She is one of the harder ones to catch, I will have to look more closely when I grab her during roosting time. She is about 10 months old. I don't believe she is egg bound, she is one our better layers and I have seen and heard her in the nesting boxes today. No funny shaped or abnormally large eggs. I'll keep you all posted when I can take a better look this evening.
     
  7. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    She may fool you, maybe she is trying, but nothing's coming out... see tonite
     

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