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Blood. Feather??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by brielin024, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. brielin024

    brielin024 Just Hatched

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    I've only had chickens a few months and one has been limping for two days so I just caught her and checked out her foot, it's very dirty but I don't see anything weird except this long feather that's pink with no fluff at the end. Does it look like a blood feather? Can this be the cause of her limp? If so what do I do?
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  2. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Overrun With Chickens

    It's kinda hard to tell what it is from the picture... it most likely is a blood feather, but it almost looks like a bone [​IMG] I'd wash all the muck off her foot so you can see what the problem might be more clearly. Be gentle though just incase it's injured.
     

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