blood on egg and roo with bad foot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chick_in_Indiana, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Songster

    Dec 14, 2007
    NE Indiana
    I went out to collect eggs today and on one of the bantam eggs was dried red blood. You can tell it happened as it was being laid. Is this something I should be worried about?
    Also my rooster has a spot on his foot where the skin has peeled away. He dont like to put pressure on it either. What can I do? SHould I put an anaseptic cream or spray on it. Should I cover it or just let it be? Thanks for any help.
  2. scgamecock

    scgamecock Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    Probably her first egg and that's not uncommon.I see one every now and then.
  3. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    check out the hens for any signs of injury or prolapse.
    sometimes they tear a little when laying the egg..

    how bad is the sore?
    check the bottom of the foot for sore or scab..also check the whole foot including between toes.
    if you find a scab post back and describe.
    check for heat in the foot ...

    clean the rooster's foot with betadine tea (watered down betadine or iodine) or saline.
    treat with neosporin or polysporin.
    cover if you can..
    keep him confined to a warm, safe, smallish area with food and water and good bedding so he can rest the foot.
    if it doesn't get any better in a day or so, he might need and antibiotic to treat for staph infection.
  4. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Songster

    Dec 14, 2007
    NE Indiana
    Thanks for the help. i cleaned his whole foot with a wound cleanser the hospital gave me when my husband had his liver transplant. Then i sprayed it w/ an anaseptic spray. He has a couple of bubbles w/ fluid in them on the top of his foot where the toes "y". the day after I cleaned it, there was a scab (black) over it. He has a few of them on both feet but the one is the only one that opened and seem to bother him. Could it be frost bite on the top? Other than that he is eating and drinking fine but he still can't make it to the top roost. He does have a hen that roosts next to him at night. I'll try to figure out who to post pics. Thanks again for you help.
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Could it be bumble foot? If so you want to pick open scabs and pull out any yellow cheesy or pus like stuff.

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