Blood found in coop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by aly uovo, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. aly uovo

    aly uovo In the Brooder

    Apr 3, 2013
    I went out to the coop this morning and found small blood splatters throughout the coop. I was in the coop last night at 7:00 and all was well - 3 eggs and 3 chickens this morning - all who were acting normal, and I picked each one up and inspected to see if I could find any injuries - nothing.
    There was a busted egg that had froze (-22 celsius last night) ..

    I'm wondering if perhaps the chickens injured a "pest" ? We have squirrels getting in throughout the winter and other rodents who make their way in at times..

    Does anyone have any other ideas?
    Thanks so much!!!!
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2015
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    In the extreme cold a small nick on a comb or wattle coupled with head shaking can result in more splatter than you might imagine. It does not seem to be a major problem.
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  3. aly uovo

    aly uovo In the Brooder

    Apr 3, 2013
    Is there anything I can put on a comb for winter?
  4. Sonya9

    Sonya9 Songster

    Feb 7, 2014
    Jones County, Georgia
    A lot of folks put vaseline on, a heavy coat every 2-3 days. Easiest to do when they are perched for the night.
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