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Blood on Feathers and Roosting Bar

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hawkeyext, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. hawkeyext

    hawkeyext Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    I just noticed one of our white leghorns had a fair amount of blood on her feathers yet no major signs of injury on her body. I inspected the property for another injured or dead bird and found nothing. I did notice a lot of blood on the bottom level roosting bar. Does anyone have any ideas as to what this is a sign of? I cannot find any signs of an intruder. Shes 4 months old.

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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Do you have a ladder roost? Any chance a bird sleeping above her bled down onto her? Could have been an injured comb or wattle (they bleed a lot) and injured toenail, etc. If it's possible another bird bled down onto her I'd check your other birds over well and see if you find anything.
     
  3. hawkeyext

    hawkeyext Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, it's a ladder roost. I will check the others out for an injury on the foot. Thanks for the tip!
     

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