Blood feathers?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kkelly003, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. kkelly003

    kkelly003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi..

    .I am a first time chicken owner and have four 2 week old baby chicks.

    I came home from work today, went to check on the chicks and noticed one of my buff orpingtons had blood tinged feathers to the right of her anus/vent....she seems fine otherwise...i have not noticed any of the other chicks picking at her.
    I've heard of blood feathers...could this be the case and if so , what do i do?

    Thanks! Kim
     
  2. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont think it is blood feathers, chicks often peck other chicks in the vent area even if you don't see them doing it, can you half the brooder and seperate them awhile?
     
  3. kkelly003

    kkelly003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    yes....should i put her in alone or with another?
    thanks!
     
  4. kkelly003

    kkelly003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    thanks!
    i can separate....do i put her in alone or with aonther?
     
  5. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    alone until it heals then the others wont peck it
     

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