Blood on nesting box

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WagarFamilyFarm, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. WagarFamilyFarm

    WagarFamilyFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    May 13, 2008
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    Hello,
    Our pullets are just starting to lay (about 7 eggs a day from 26 hens). They are about 23 weeks old and just started laying about 1 1/2 weeks ago. Today I found blood on one of the boxes, kind of smeared on the sides. I can't fully assess the situation because one hen is still in there...not sure if she's the one bleeding because nobody else is showing any obvious signs of bleeding (like they were fighting, etc.). Will an egg that's stuck cause bleeding? Is it because they're new layers? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks,
    Farm mama
     
  2. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    Ontario
    Hello....Last week I saw blood on my nest boxes later on in the afternoon and after checking everyone out I found it was my young roosters toe nail......I put some benodine on it and then put some horse wound blood stopper....it was handy at the time...but i know with the dogs I have been told to put cornstarch on the nail if its clipped to short...he seems fine now....I placed him in a old dog crate until I knew the bleeding had stopped...hope that helps and everything turns out okay....
     
  3. WagarFamilyFarm

    WagarFamilyFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm just bumping this up....
     
  4. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    Hello...my young hens have had the same issue...it's from passing the egg. This will clear once they pass a few eggs, but the first couple times always causes bleading. Their bodies have to adjust to passing the egg. Once this happens, they're good to go. I have had blood in my nesting boxes as well before. Good luck!!!~T
     

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