Blood from Ears

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lukes52, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. lukes52

    lukes52 Out Of The Brooder

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    My urban backyard flock consists of 3 white orpingtons, and 3 aracona hens. They are about 9 months old. They look as act healthy and are bearing eggs regularly. I noticed a small amont of blood on the walls of their nesting boxes then we saw red speckles on the backs of the Orpingtons. I asked at the local feed store and the only explanation I got was that blood from the ears indicated head trauma. I did get some powder for mites and sprinkled it around their enclosures and nesting boxes. I checked as well as I could for mites. Their feathers are very thick, fluffy and downy so I could only see a very small patch of skin in any one place. I found no lice of mites. I don't think it is head trauma because all 6 hens have the same problem. I noticed that there is a small amount of blood oozing from their ears. I checked the web and found nothing about bloody ears. I found plenty about mites, but no one said any thing about mites causing blood drops to ocasionally ooze from their ear holes.
    Has anyone else heard of seen this problem. I guess it's a problem though at the present it doesn't seem to be too serous based on their activity and minimal blood loss.

    Luke S
     
  2. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    I HAVE seen posts about ear infections... you might do a search on that. Otherwise I have no clue. Wish I could help... I hope you get it figured out!
     
  3. lukes52

    lukes52 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been watching closely and haven't seen any blood in the last few days.
     

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