Bleeding Legs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ilovechickens, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. ilovechickens

    ilovechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Cochin's legs and feet are bleeding, it looks like someone is pulling his feathers out on he legs and feet. I removed him from the hens due to the fact that they were pecking at his bleeding toes. I administered a brush on antibiotic for animals, and chickens. I checked him last night and they are still bleeding. I put Blu-Coat on him in case he is picking at his own blood. Any Ideas what is causing this, he has only 1 feather left on his foot. He is a gorgeous Rooster. I would appreciate any help. None of the other hens with him are missing feathers or pecking at their feet. It is painful because he stood on one leg. [​IMG] That is his picture that I use for my icon.
     
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    if their eating feathers. comes from cramped space (usually only occurs in biddies "aka... chicks to most people"), boredom, and lack of calcium
    (maybe 1-2 other reasons but cant remember them off hand and thats the usual reasons)
    -Daniel
     
  3. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Have you checked him for scaly leg mites? They can often be a problem for feather-footed birds.
     

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