Blleding from vent

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by onmelissa, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. onmelissa

    onmelissa Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 8, 2014
    1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.)
    Young Pullet, 4-5 months old, Splash Orpington

    2) What is the behavior, exactly.
    I found blood splatters under her roost yesterday and today. I watched for a poop, and its just a gob of blood this morning.

    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?
    2 days

    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?

    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
    Only the above bleeding

    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
    No ideas

    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
    She is eating and drinking normally...chick starter with a treat of scratch grains almost daily

    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
    Blood covered poop under the roost, and this morning's poop looked to be dark clotted blood.

    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
    None, just observation.

    10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
    I would like to treat myself.

    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    I'll post a pic of the poop, if that would help.

    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use
    She is a new girl...2 weeks into quarantine with one other bird. They have a large run and coop all to themselves. Floor of the coop is lined with straw.
  2. Sarevan

    Sarevan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2013
    White Swan, WA
  3. onmelissa

    onmelissa Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 8, 2014
    That's what I was thinking. She has not started laying yet...her comb and waddles are getting red but I haven't seen any other signs that she could be getting ready. No squatting or checking out the nest.

    If I don't feel anything, I'll start Corid, but she doesn't act sick at all. Seems like she would be hunched and droopy if it was cocci advanced enough to cause this much blood.

    But I don't have any other ideas.
  4. onmelissa

    onmelissa Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 8, 2014
    I did the vent exam and I don't feel anything. And I don't think we're friends anymore either.
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    She will get over the exam, LOL. I would definitely treat with Corid, since they are feeling well enough to drink the medicine. If the blood doesn't clear up, then I would get a stool checked for capillaria worms, but coccidiosis is more common.

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