Blood on beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChikenMania, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. ChikenMania

    ChikenMania Just Hatched

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    I just let my chickens out to freerange, and noticed all 4 had blood on the front of their beaks. It seems to be dried out, but they all got it withing a 2 hour gap. Is this a disease? My theory is that they saw a cricket or something outside of their run, and all tried to reach the wire to get it. [​IMG]
     
  2. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a photo?

    Do you see any one hunching, puffing, sneezing, or wheezing?

    Any one with exposed tissue that could have been pecked?

    I read that they ALL have this on their beaks? Could they have killed and eaten a rat?

    MrsB
     
  3. ChikenMania

    ChikenMania Just Hatched

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    Having trouble getting a picture, but I'm pretty sure they didn't eat a rat. Every once in a while they would shake their head but they stopped doing that when I checked on them about 2 minutes ago. Its almost a scab now, but ALL of them have it (I have 4 chickens)
     
  4. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How strange... I'd be very interested to see a photo, if you can get one!!

    MrsB
     
  5. ChikenMania

    ChikenMania Just Hatched

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    I can't get the picture on the phone to the computer :/
     

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