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Blood from backside

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by buckrut, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. buckrut

    buckrut In the Brooder

    Apr 7, 2011
    New Kent County, Va.
    Only had chickens for 6 months now and only about 2 months into getting eggs. Wife just called me at work to say that there one of our Amerucanas had a bit of a bloody egg and her backside has some bloody feathers. Any idea of what I can do, her temperment seems normal.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2011

  2. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Songster

    Jul 26, 2010
    Central Oregon
    If she's bleeding from the vent area she needs to be separated. The other chickens will peck at that area and kill her. After she's separated, have her check over the hen for a prolapse. If it's prolapsed she needs to clean the area and put some Prep H on the vent area, and try to gently push in back in. If it doesn't go back in, alot of times it will go back in on its own after the swelling goes down. In any event keep her separated until she completely heals. A dog crate works great for this. Put some pine shavings in and keep food and fresh water in at all times. Also keep the crate in a dark area to discourage laying.
  3. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Songster

    Apr 15, 2010
    Boerne, TX
    If you do not have prep h handy, try some honey until you can get to the store.

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