Blood in the pen?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by newchknmama, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. newchknmama

    newchknmama Chirping

    Mar 23, 2011
    Middleton ID
    Any ideas or leads are welcomed. My 3 week olds are in the garage in a playpen with a heat lamp. I just cleaned out the brooder yesterday and everything seemed fine, they are all acting fine eating I was inspecting the roost and noticed some dried blood on it. Then I looked more and there is quite a bit in there. It is not "with" the poop so I dont think its from that. I inspected all 5 of them as best as I could a 3 week old flapping chick and didnt see anything. Any ideas where it could be coming from?

  2. suzeqf

    suzeqf Songster

    Mar 17, 2011
    i had the same problem on one of my roost in my little girl brooder luckly it turned out to be poo when i inspected it closer it was very dark brown poo it was just a different color than what i was used to seeing i did the same thing i check them all over for injuries and made sure they were eating and drinking

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