Blood in nesting box

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by paintchick67, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. paintchick67

    paintchick67 New Egg

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    Today I found this in my nesting box. I have 6 hens and I didn't see any blood on any of them. Any idea what could have happened, there's no chance any other animal was in there.[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    You might want to check their combs. A pecking order dispute where a comb is torn can bleed pretty well but also scabs up quickly so you might not have noticed it. That's one possibility. Good luck to you!
     
  3. paintchick67

    paintchick67 New Egg

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    Thank you.I will look a little closer
     
  4. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2.They like to wiggle there combs when its bleeding so everything go's flying.
     
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  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I would suspect a comb injury, too. Or maybe a broken nail--they can fling blood into odd places with their feet.
     

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