Blood on roosting bar

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Deer lane farm, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. Deer lane farm

    Deer lane farm Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 26, 2014
    I saw blood on the roosting pole this morning. Not blood in the poop. Just blood. I had to go to work so I didn't do a really good looking, but from a quick look I didn't see any injuries or blood on any of the chickens. The spot where I found the blood is where my white girls sleep so I think I would have noticed blood on them. I do have a Rooster and one girl who has just started laying this week. Can the Rooster be the problem? Do hens bleed from their first couple eggs? I will check them more when I get home. I separated the rooster for the day in case. I have 9 hens total. Thanks
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    No injuries, no worries.
    I've seen it before and it never resulted in a problem.
  3. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

    Nov 4, 2014
    East Tennessee.
    It's possible she could have broken a nail, I've had this happen to my hens a few times, the injury will bleed quite a bit, but will be very hard to notice later on.
  4. Deer lane farm

    Deer lane farm Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 26, 2014
    Thanks. I will keep an eye on them and see.

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